Having a few creative kids’ craft ideas in your arsenal is always a good idea during the summer months, and today I am sharing a quick, easy craft idea suitable for children of all ages. Using air-dry craft clay and spaghetti noodles, these cute little hedgehogs can be put together in no time at all!
For this project, you will need…
- Air-dry craft clay: light brown, dark brown and white (we like Crayola Model Magic)
- Dried spaghetti noodles
- Black marker
- To begin, roll out a dark brown ball of craft clay. Lengthen the shape of the ball to form the body of the hedgehog.
- Roll out a smaller ball of light brown clay for the head, and four small balls of light brown clay for the feet. Attach these pieces to the dark brown body.
- For the face, roll two tiny balls of white for the eyes, and finish by adding a dark brown ball to form the nose.
- Use a piece of dried spaghetti to draw featured onto the hedgehog: toes on each of the feet, as well as a little mouth.
- Break the spaghetti into 1-inch pieces, and press down into the hedgehog’s back to form its quills. When finished, allow the clay to dry 72 hours before using a black marker to fill in the eyes.
My 5- and 7-year-old had a fantastic time putting together a whole family of cute little hedgehogs.
Our favorite part, by far, are their funny little spaghetti noodle quills!
For a great book to go along with this craft, check out The Hat by Jan Brett, a story with a sweet message and gorgeous illustrations that will draw you in time and time again!
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Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.