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Make a wild hedgehog mask

Follow these easy steps to create a wonderful wild mask using nature’s colours!

You will need:

This hedgehog mask template– print and cut out, including the eyes
An old plastic bag
Scissors
Sellotape
An ice lolly stick
PVA glue and glue spreader
Some old newspaper

kids with masks and modelsWhat to do:

  1. Have a look at the hedgehog pictures on our fact file and think about what types of natural materials you will collect outside to decorate your hedgehog mask. These could be leaves, twigs, stones etc. – so nothing man-made. What colour materials will you look for? Will they be soft or hard? Smooth or rough?
  2. Take a walk around your garden or nearest park and collect natural materials for your mask in your plastic bag. Do not pick mushrooms or berries as these may be poisonous! And be carefully of spiky plants and nettles!
  3. Back indoors, carefully cut out your hedgehog mask and tape an old lolly stick to the bottom end of the mask to be the handle.
  4. On some old newspaper empty your bag of natural materials and sort out what you will use to decorate the mask, then get gluing! You could even sprinkle on some glitter for added sparkle!
  5. Cover your whole mask with materials and once satisfied leave to dry.
  6. Now wash your hands! Once the glue is dry you will be ready to become a hedgehog!

 

Make a hedgehog model

Follow these simple steps to create a mini clay hedgehog.

You will need:

Small ball of clay (about the size of a tennis ball)
Old plastic bag
Old newspaper

What to do:

  1. As with the mask making, have a look at the hedgehog pictures on our fact sheet and think about what types of natural materials, such as leaves, twigs and stones, you will collect to decorate your hedgehog model.
  2. Take a walk around your garden or nearest park and collect natural materials for your model in your plastic bag. Do not pick mushrooms or berries as these may be poisonous! And be carefully of spiky plants and nettles!
  3. Back indoors, on some old newspaper, mould your clay into the shape of a hedgehog’s body – a round ball for the body, a smaller ball with long nose for the head.
  4. Empty your bag of natural materials onto the newspaper and start decorating your hedgehog’s body. Be sure to push the materials quite hard into the soft clay so they won’t fall off when dry.
  5. Once satisfied, leave your hedgehog to dry in a sunny place for a few days.
  6. Now wash your hands!

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