Autumn Leaf Hedgehog Craft

Autumn Leaf Hedgehog Craft

On Wednesday this week the children and I had a wander – well I did whilst they played on their bikes.

Whilst we were out we collected lots of leaves – all different colours and shade and very pretty. I wasn’t entirely sure what we do with them, then that evening I spotted a hedgehog snuffling along and thought it might be a good idea to (attempt to) make a leaf hedgehog.

I popped over to Twinkl and they had a hedgehog outline (complete with instructions too). I printed a few copies off and we set about sticking leaves to them.

It was interesting to watch how both Mr D and Miss E approached this in different ways. Miss E set about snipping the stalks off each of the leaves and sticking those onto the hedghog, where Mr D set about cutting up the leaves and sticking those on.

autumn leaf art

I liked doing this activity with them as it allowed Mr H to get in on the action too. He had his own template complete with leaves and crayons. He wasn’t keen on glueing and sticking, but did have fun colouring in his hedgehog.

autumn leaf art

This was a really easy craft to do and one that looks quite good too. It had all three children really engaged for a good while too.



  1. 23rd September 2017 / 23:02

    This is a lovely idea. Will defo be doing this but we haven’t got a lot of autumn colours on our local trees yet x

  2. 25th September 2017 / 10:57

    I love Twinkl, so many great resources to keep kids busy.

  3. 25th September 2017 / 11:58

    Such a good idea, and I love the colour of the leaves now x

  4. 25th September 2017 / 13:47

    Don’t you just love autumn leaves? I love how you decided to use the leaves for your hedgehog craft and it is impressive I have to say! x

  5. 25th September 2017 / 21:52

    That’s a really lovely idea. They look great as the leaves are so colourful plus they are easy enough for the children to do themselves.

  6. 26th September 2017 / 11:22

    What a fun and easy craft activity to do with kids x

  7. hxanou
    26th September 2017 / 17:17

    this is such a cute idea! so simple yet so effective

  8. 29th September 2017 / 14:05

    What a cute idea! I work as a workshop leader so always looking for great raft activities for kids.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Leigh at Fashion Du Jour LDN x

  9. 20th October 2017 / 21:59

    I can’t wait to do this with my little boy thanks for sharing brill idea Nandy

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