Animal Paper Plate Craft for kids
H is for Hedgehog! I have a soft spot for paper plate crafts and this simple paper plate hedgehog is completely adorable. The little spikes just make me smile!
Hedgehog Paper Plate Supplies
- Paper Plate
- Brown Paint
- Brown Paper Strips
- 2 Black circles
- Glue sponge
- Stapler (optional)
- Large Googly Eyes
Fold the paper plate in half and then I helped the kids cut out the outlined shape.
The kids painted the paper plate, and then I helped them fold it in half and staple it together. For a few of the kids this was the first experience with the stapler and they loved it. We will be doing more projects with the stapler soon.
We then glued paper strip spikes onto the little hedgehog. This step produced lots of giggles from the kids. They loved gluing on the “funny hair”.
We love our Glue Sponge
Have your tried using a glue sponge yet? It is so simple to make and I love that there are not more glue puddles to clean up or dried out glue sticks to replace. If you want to make your own, you can find our tutorial here. It is so simple to make, frugal and has completely changed how we use glue. We are not ready to abandon glue bottles or glue sticks completely. However for projects like this, it works perfectly!
I love the haphazard look of the hedgehogs’ spikes. He looks like me in the morning;)
The kids added a black circle for a nose and a large googly eye. The kids insisted on using the largest googly eyes in our art cupboard. They were totally right, it was the perfect finishing touch!
I love how these little paper plate hedgehogs turned out.