Our Free Printable Hedgehog Templates are ideal for coloring, crafting, classroom projects, and lesson plans during autumn.
They include small, medium, and large hedgehog outlines in two different styles and a hedgehog writing template.
Do not forget to check out our matching hedgehog craft ideas below.
Let’s dive right in and get inspired!
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Fun Hedgehog Facts for Kids
Hedgehogs are spiky but adorable. Here are 7 Fun Hedgehog Facts for Kids:
- Hedgehogs are nocturnal
- They can hibernate
- Hedgehogs are lactose intolerant
- They weren’t always called hedgehogs
- There are 15 species of hedgehogs
- Hedgehogs have over 5000 spikes
- Their long snout is useful
Let’s start with the fact that hedgehogs are nocturnal. That means they sleep during the day and come out at night.
Animals that hibernate hole themselves up and stay in a dormant state for winter.
I found it interesting that hedgehogs can hibernate but not all of them do.
Did you know that hedgehogs are lactose intolerant? You should never leave milk out for them to drink.
Simply water is perfect for them!
The hedgehog was not always their name before they were called Urchins which led to the naming of Sea Urchins.
There is not only one kind of hedgehog. There are 15 different species out there.
All hedgehogs have between 5000-7000 spikes on their back. These can be raised and lowered to respond to threats.
Each spine lasts about one year before dropping out and being replaced.
Hedgehogs use their long snout for hunting. It is ahead of their mouths, making it easier to forage for their staple diet of insects, worms, caterpillars, and berries.
Did you enjoy these facts about hedgehogs and like to read more? You can find these and more hedgehog information here.
Children Hedgehog Books
Hedgehogs are adorable creatures. In case you like to learn more about them or read a story, here are some cute hedgehog books I found for you:
Packed with beautiful and engaging photos, kids will learn all about these adorable animals–their fascinating features, behavior, and habitat. This reader is carefully leveled for an early independent reading or read-aloud experience, perfect to encourage the scientists and explorers of tomorrow!
Free Hedgehog Templates in Small, Medium, and Large
These hedgehog outlines come in different styles and sizes and as a hedgehog writing template.
They are perfect for coloring, crafting, decorating, or classroom activities around autumn.
At the end of this article, I will show you some fun hedgehog crafts and activities to use for our templates.
Hedgehog Cut Out Materials
But before we get started with all these fun hedgehog craft template ideas, let’s have a look at what we will need for our craft projects.
Here is a list of supplies you will need for our printable hedgehog crafts.
Do you need advice on How to Introduce Crafting to your Preschooler? Then read our 10 tips that work next.
10 Easy Hedgehog Template Ideas
1. Learn About Hedgehog
Go check out our recommendation on hedgehog books above.
2. H Is for Hedgehog
You can also add our easy hedgehog templates to your preschool alphabet lesson plan. Use them while learning the letter H.
First, print out some upper and lowercase letter H worksheets.
After your student are done with their work, make sure to include an easy hedgehog craft for the H sound.
Tip: Make sure to study each letter individually so your students can form memories for each letter to recollect them more easily.
3. Leaf Sensory Play
Why not use our hedgehog cut out template for a fun sensory activity with leaves?
Go for a nice long fall walk with your family and collect colorful leaves.
Then use them to decorate your hedgehog.
What else can you find outside to decorate your hedgehogs?
4. Hedgehog Coloring Pages
You can also easily adjust the difficulty level for older children by giving them smaller hedgehog outlines.
Introducing them to new painting techniques is also very fun.
We for example love Salt Painting. Have you tried it yet? It is really fun and will give your hedgehog a nice 3D look to it!
All step-by-step tutorials can be found in the links above.
But if this wasn’t enough, go check our full list of 25 Easy Painting Ideas here.
5. DIY Hedgehog Stencils
6. Hedgehog Craft Ideas
Let’s craft with our hedgehogs and find some cool craft supplies you can use to give him some new spikes.
Here are some cool spike ideas for your hedgehog:
- Paper Stripes
- Paper shapes like hearts
For more Hedgehog Craft Ideas have a look here.
7. Fall Journal Decore
Hedgehogs are one of the symbols of autumn.
After you are done with your hedgehog craft projects, use your hedgehog pattern printables to decorate your photo album or art journals.
You can always craft more creative shapes and turn them into backgrounds, patterns, or focal points in your scrapbook.
Especially when it comes to fall hedgehogs make a nice focus point!
8. DIY Hedgehog Cards and Invitations
Do you have a fall carnival or farm birthday party around the corner?
Simply color our hedgehog outlines and make adorable event invitations out of them.
Just make sure to use thicker paper for your cards.
They are a perfect match and can be set up easily in your backyard or next school gathering.
9. Hedgehog Template Decoration
Now you have your invitation and party games set up, all you need is the matching decoration.
You can turn our hedgehog outlines easily into a garland, and decorate your walls, windows, doors, or party tables with them.
They also make nice table place cards, and nametags for your party favors, or labels for your snack or gift boxes.
The possibilities for our hedgehog printables are endless!
Tip: If you do not have time to craft and color, use our colored hedgehog templates to decorate!
10. Hedgehog Writing Template
Our last idea for our hedgehog printable is to use it as a writing template. I added some lines for you so you can use them for fall poems, messages, wishes, or other notes.
Fun Hedgehog Quotes for Kids:
- All you need is love and a hedgehog – Unknown
- If you start throwing hedgehogs under me, I shall throw a couple of porcupines under you. – Nikita Khrushchev
- Until one has loved a hedgehog, a part of one’s soul remains awaken – Unknown
- The fox has many tricks. The hedgehog has but one. But that is the best of all. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
- Nothing kills a party like an oversized metal hedgehog. – Ilona Andrews
- He lies like a hedgehog rolled up the wrong way, Tormenting himself with his prickles. – Thomas Hood
See our full list of Hedgehog Quotes here.
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