When we were recently given a box full of egg foam balls from Floracraft® Make It:Fun® with the assignment to make a kid’s craft, we knew we wanted to use them for something other than floral arranging. Because we like to think out of the box here at Lia Griffith HQ! Being a lover of cute little critters, it wasn’t long before the idea of a DIY hedgehog became our brilliant idea for turning egg shapes into something unexpected.
As you may know, we have created many different felt animals that typically involve hand-stitching and sewing. However, today’s project is very easy and only requires some painting, cutting, and gluing.
To create the mom and baby hedgehog, we picked two foam eggs in the sizes of 3-1/2 inches and 2-5/16 inches. These were first painted with beige acrylic craft paint. We also used toothpicks for the spines and felt and beads for their faces. Our toothpicks are blunt at one end, meaning our DIY hedgehog is not quite as spiky as the real version. Also, you can glue the beads onto the hedgehog’s face rather than sewing them on, or you can use 6mm safety eyes that will slide into the foam. All in all, this hedgehog is super simple to craft, making it a great craft project for kids!
The template for the face and tiny ears can be found at the bottom of this post. We made these from our almond wool blend felt. Then follow our simple tutorial below to make your own felt and foam ball hedgehogs. If you enjoy this craft, please do share your pictures of your DIY hedgehog with us across Facebook or Instagram by tagging me or including #MadeWithLia on your post. We LOVE to see your creative endeavors! Enjoy! ~ Lia