Pinecone Hedgehog

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Finally we have treasures from our first foray into spring nature walks! What animal did we bring home from our little “safari”? We decided to turn these pinecones into hedgehogs!

First, cut pipe cleaners into pieces about 2 inches in length and set out a cup or dish of white glue.

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Travis worked to dip the end of each pipe cleaner into the glue and we nestled them between the scales of the pinecone.

Pinecone Hedgehog (2)

A few finishing touches were all the hedgehog needed. A little glue helped us add a pom pom nose and felt pieces for ears.

To affix googly eyes, we first bent a small piece of pipe cleaner in half, then glued on an eye. Wedge the pipe cleaner ends into the pinecone with a little more glue to hold in place.

Pinecone Hedgehog (3)

What a cute critter – a little prickly though!

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