Happy Long Weekend everyone! In France, it is a 3 day weekend. That means my learning house is closed and I am basking in the sunlight in the French countryside wtih my “belle famille” (my husband’s family). It is really lovely to have some time off as a family to talk, laugh and cook!
We love to cook in this family! For those of you who love to cook as well and are looking for new recipes, check out my other blog – A Hedgehog in the Kitchen – the little slice of the internet that my husband and I share, where we dream up new recipes, create them, take tons of photos and then share them with you! ♥
On our blog, we share our photos of different neighborhoods in Paris coupled with our original recipes. I hope you love it!
In honor of this new venture and in wanting to share it with you, today’s post is all about hedgehogs! 🙂
I LOVE hedgehogs! I think they are adorable and so funny! ♥ (How cuuute is that?!)
We recently made paper plate hedgehogs (thank you, Housing a Forest for the idea and photo!) in our morning class. The kids LOVED this project! This activity is simple to prepare, easy to put in place with children who have varying skill levels and a great way to build fine motor skills.
〈You will need a paper plate, kid-friendy scissors, paint, glue or tape, construction paper, brown paint or markers and googly eyes.〉
We have quite a few lefties in our class. These are my favorite scissors for lefties!
1. Fold paper plate in half. Cut across line.
2. Use paints or markers to color/paint the plate brown.
3. Add an eye and a black circle for the nose (when we made ours we used a black pompom).
4. Cut construction paper into strips.
5. Attach strips to the hedgehog body with glue or tape.
We hung our hedgehogs on the wall using sticky tack. You can also use magnetic tape to display your hedgehogs on a large magentic board or on your fridge! 🙂
We had so much fun creating our hedgehogs and the parents were so happy to receive these little guys as gifts from their kids!
What do you think? Are you going to try this activity at home? I would love to hear all about it! ♥
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