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Free Printable Hedgehog Templates

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!

free printable hedgehog templates

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Fun Hedgehog Facts for Kids

Hedgehogs are spiky but adorable. Here are 7 Fun Hedgehog Facts for Kids:

  1. Hedgehogs are nocturnal
  2. They can hibernate
  3. Hedgehogs are lactose intolerant
  4. They weren’t always called hedgehogs
  5. There are 15 species of hedgehogs
  6. Hedgehogs have over 5000 spikes
  7. 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!

Hello, Hedgehog! What are you up to today? Explore with this little hedgehog through this book with peek-a-boo holes and sweet illustrations.

Young animal lovers will enjoy following Hedgehog and her little hoglets through towns and gardens, parks, and woodland, as they sniff-sniff-sniff for food.

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

It is always nice to get an idea of how to use our hedgehog outlines or see other related activities. I hope the following hedgehog printout ideas will inspire you.

Therefore here are 10 Simple Hedgehog Activities to keep you and your children entertained:

  1. Learn About Hedgehog
  2. H Is for Hedgehog
  3. Leaf Sensory Play
  4. Hedgehog Coloring Pages
  5. DIY Hedgehog Stencils
  6. Hedgehog Craft Ideas
  7. Fall Journal Decor
  8. DIY Hedgehog Cards and Invitations
  9. Hedgehog Decoration
  10. Hedgehog Writing Template

1. Learn About Hedgehog

After learning some fun hedgehog facts above, why not add hedgehogs to your preschool lesson plan?

While learning about these adorable animals make sure to include a simple hedgehog craft project.

You can also add some educational or fictional books, which will help you memorize the learned facts better.

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.

free printable hedgehog coloring sheet

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

The easiest way of using our printables is as hedgehog coloring pages. Take our large hedgehog outline printable and turn it into a hedgehog coloring sheet.

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!

Also, another great way is using the Bubble Wrap Technique, Painting with Pom Poms, or Straw Blow Art.

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.

free printable hedgehog coloring page

Did you enjoy our hedgehog template printables so far? Then try our popular Squirrel Outlines, Corn Template, or Maple Leaf Printables next.

5. DIY Hedgehog Stencils

Instead of just coloring and painting use our hedgehog printouts next and turn them into easy hedgehog stencils.

Use our medium-sized hedgehog outlines to repurpose them into hedgehog stencils.

For this fun craft project, we love to use the spray painting technique.

All you need is a recycled toothbrush and some watercolors.

You can find the full instructions and complete Toothbrush Technique Guide here.


free printable 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:

Pom poms

  • Sticks
  • Stickers
  • Handprints
  • Fingerprints
  • 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.

In case you are still looking for fun games to play at your event, then check out these cool Fall Festival Games or Halloween Party Activities.

They are a perfect match and can be set up easily in your backyard or next school gathering.

free printable hedgehog template outlines

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.

free printable hedgehog writing template

You loved crafting with our hedgehog craft templates but like to learn how to draw a hedgehog yourself? Then go check out this fun hedgehog art tutorial next.

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