Pine Cone Hedgehogs Craft Easy Video Tutorial

This Pine Cone Hedgehogs Craft has been hugely popular and now you can make your very own family for your home ..

Pine Cone Hedgehogs Craft

There is something about Hedgehogs that is much loved. They bring an instant smile to everyone’s dial and they are much loved for sure. Well, today you can learn how to make your own super cute Hedgehog using Pine Cones.

Yes, you heard right and it’s easy peasy! This is a craft that you can do with the kids or grandchildren or with friends. You can head outdoors on a Pine Cone hunt and the result will be a family of Hedgehogs that you can admire daily. They will be real conversation starters ..

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Pine Cone Hedgehogs via Lia Griffith

Fun Facts About Hedgehogs

  • Hedgehogs are not related to other spine covered creatures such as the porcupine or echidna.
  • The spines of hedgehogs are stiff hollow hairs, they are not poisonous or barbed and cannot be easily removed, they fall out naturally when a hedgehog sheds its baby spines and grows adult spines a process called “quilling”.
  • Hedgehogs have about 5,000 to 6,500 spines at any one time.
  • Most hedgehog species will roll into a tight ball if threatened, making it hard for its attacker to get past the spiky defences.
  • A baby hedgehog is called a hoglet.

Pine Cone Hedgehogs Craft

Baby Hedgehog via Etsy
  • Hedgehogs communicate through a combination of snuffles, grunts and squeals.
  • Hedgehogs have weak eyesight but a strong sense of hearing and smell. They can swim, climb and run surprising quickly over short distances.
  • For their size hedgehogs have a relatively long lifespan. They live on average for 4 – 7 years in the wild and longer in captivity.
  • Hedgehogs in colder climates such as the UK will hibernate through winter.
  • If hedgehogs come in contact with humans they can sometimes pass on infections and diseases.
  • The hedgehogs is a pest in countries such as New Zealand where it has been introduced, as it does not have many natural predators and eats native species of insects, snails, lizards and baby ground-nesting birds.

video via Red Ted Art

Pine Cone Hedgehogs Craft Video

We have included a video tutorial that will show you how to make these adorable creatures using Salt Dough for their faces. They make great desk buddies, photo holders or even paper weights and salt dough is easy to make and inexpensive. You will be able to use it for all sorts of crafts. Click Play above to watch ⇑

Pinecone Hedgehogs Craft

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Jill Dubien is responsible for making these incredibly adorable Pine Cone Hedgehogs and what a great job she has done. We particularly love the shiny eyes and noses and you can see just how easy they are. Why not make a whole family!

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Pine Cone Hedgehogs Craft via Kiddley

Salt Dough Recipe

  • 2 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup of salt
  • up to 1 cup of warm water

Pine Cone Hedgehogs Craft

Pine Cone Hedgehogs Craft via Kiddley
  1. In a large bowl mix salt and flour together.
  2. Gradually stir in water. Mix well until it forms a doughy consistency.
  3. Turn the dough onto the bench and knead with your hands until smooth and combined.
  4. Make your creations using the salt dough.
  5. Place the salt dough creations into the oven at 180C.

Please note -: It’s recommended that this project be left to dry naturally, rather than placed in the oven.

Pine Cone Hedgehogs Craft

Pine Cone Hedgehogs via Lia Griffith

Pine Cone Hedgehogs Craft Materials

  • Pinecones
  • Felt
  • Glue
  • beads for eyes
  • pattern from Lia Griffith

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Pinecone Hedgehogs via Lia Griffith

Pine Cone Hedgehogs Craft

We have also included another style of Pinecone Hedgehogs. These are made using polymer clay for the face. You could use the salt dough recipe from the video in place of the clay if you prefer.

Pine Cone Hedgehogs Craft

Materials Required For Project

  • Tan polymer clay for face, ears, legs or salt dough
  • Black polymer clay for nose or salt dough
  • Pinecone
  • Large (4 mm) black beads for eyes
  • Powder blush/rouge
  • Small paint brush
  • Drinking straw for mouth
  • Toothpick for details
  • White tacky glue

Pine Cone Hedgehogs Craft

Pine Cone Hedgehogs Craft via Kiddley

Pine Cone Hedgehogs Craft

Pine Cone Hedgehogs via Lia Griffith

Pine Cone Hedgehogs Craft

Pine Cone Hedgehogs via meine gruene wiese

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