Hedgehog Cotton Craft for kids

Hedgehog Cotton Ball Craft is a fun and easy fine motor craft for preschoolers and kindergartners. It makes an adorable craft and activity to do this fall!

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How to Make A Hedgehog Cotton Craft

Grab a piece of cardboard. You’ll want it to be large enough to fit the hedgehog and have extra room around it to help to keep the mess down.

Use your sharpie and draw the outline of the hegdegod. Hand the piece of cardboard to your little one to do the rest.

Hand them a squeeze bottle of glue or glue stick and invite them to trace the top of the hedgehog with the glue. Also have them squeeze glue all inside the hedgehog. Then have them stick cotton pads in the glue to create the hedgehog.

Next, have then glue down a googley eye.

Decorating your Hedgehog Cotton Craft

If this is the first time your little one is using an eye droppers I suggest practicing using them with just water before adding the food colouring.

Once they get the hang of squeezing and letting go to draw the water up the eye dropper you can add yellow, orange and red food colouring into bowls of water.

Invite your child to use the eye droppers to colour the cotton pad hedgehog!

Containing the Mess

This is indeed can be a messy activity. The good news is that the cardboard will catch and absorb most of the mess. Make sure to use a piece of cardboard large enough to hold the hedgehog with some room surrounding it to catch any run off.

Another way to contain the mess is to cover your table in Kraft paper or larger pieces of cardboard to protect it as well. Also dress your child play clothes as the coloured water may stain.

Total Hit

Hedgehog cottage craft Cotton was such as fun activity! The best part of the activity was when my daughter figured out that she could reuse the water by sucking it up out of the cotton balls

My kids are 7 and almost 3.5 years old.

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Age Suitability

This activity is good for kids 3 years and up. My kids are 3.5, 3.5, and 7 year old.


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  • Cardboard
  • Cotton pads
  • Glue
  • Pencil or Sharpie
  • Eye Droppers
  • Bowls
  • Water
  • Food Colouring
  • Googley eye


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