Making a Paper Plate Hedgehog
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January 4, 2020
Try this fun colourful hedgehog made from a paper plate that kids will be proud to put on display. Little ones may need a bit of guidance getting the right shape and help with the cutting out, but older children should do just fine on their own.
- 1 paper plate
- crayons or paint for colouring
- 1 pen
- Fold your plate in half to find the halfway mark.
- Cut the plate in half with scissors.
- Colour your plate with crayons or paint. You can use browns and greys like a real hedgehog, or like me, you can choose some nice bright colours.
- While the paint dries mark 2 rectangles on the other half of the plate, one big and one small as shown.They don't have to be accurate. You will use these to make a stand.
- Cut out the rectangles.
- Bend down one end of the large rectangle and both ends of the small rectangle.
- Draw a nose on the coloured half, positioning it as in the photo.
- Draw a curved line upwards from the nose.
- Draw a straight line to the edge of the plate.
- Cut along the lines.
- Draw a cute face.
- Cut a fringe all around.
- Apply glue to the folded end of the large rectangle.
- Stick it to the back of the hedgehog just below the spines.
- Apply glue to both ends of the small rectangle.
- Stick the small rectangle in place between the other rectangle and the plate. You can now display your hedgehog as it will stand on its own.
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