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Burlap Hedgehog

Watch the video for this project online at:  https://youtu.be/hEkOQwCbLcE


Katie Hacker & Jenny Barnett Rohrs

Always cover your work surface with a mat or some type of protective covering like wax paper or plastic.
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Age Range: 7 to 12

Grade Range: 2 to 6

Skill Level: Easy to Moderate

Appropriate for These Special Events:
Every Day and Rainy Days

Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions
Mathematics - measuring
Visual Arts

Time needed for project:
2 hours plus drying time


Materials needed:

  1. Elmer’s® Craft Bond® Tacky Glue
  2. Elmer’s® Painters® Opaque Paint Marker - black
  3. 4” FloraCraft® Styrofoam™ Brand ball
  4. Small FloraCraft® Styrofoam™ Brand cone
  5. FloraCraft® Design It:® SimpleStyle® Burlap Garland
  6. Toothpicks
  7. Plastic knife
  8. Brown paint
  9. Scissors
  10. Chopstick or knitting needle
  11. Paintbrush
  12. Small plates for glue and paint


  1. Using plastic knife, cut Styrofoam ball in half. “Sand” one edge against the other to create a rounded tear-drop shape.

  2.  Using plastic knife, cut tip from cone 1 inch from pointed edge. This will be the snout. Using the plastic knife, cut a 1 inch slice from BOTTOM of the cone. Cut this into 4 sections. This will be the feet.

  3. Using tacky glue, attach snout and legs to body. Use toothpicks to help secure. Cut off excess with scissors. Let dry.

  4.  Using paintbrush, paint body with brown paint. Let dry.

  5.  Using scissors, cut burlap into 3 inch squares. Fold in half twice. Using    chopstick, poke a hole in the back of hedgehog body. Dip folded edge of  burlap in white glue and poke into the hold. Use chopstick to push it in. Repeat until entire back is covered. Let dry.

  6.  Using black paint marker, add eyes and tip of nose.


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