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Funky Echidnas

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Create some funky porcupines, hedgehogs or echidnas from clay and some colourful craft supplies. This is an easy and satisfying craft activity for toddlers and preschoolers.



Little hedgehog, clay porcupine, clay echidna


Time: 15 minutes plus drying time
Age: Under 5s
Level: Easy

Materials
Air drying clay
An assortment of 'spikes' - feathers, mini Popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners etc.
Beads or googly eyes



Craft materials, kids craft, clay feathers pipe cleaners
Ready to go


Method
Form a small ball out of air drying clay to make your echidna's body.
Press two beads or googly eyes into the clay to make the echidna's eyes.
Lay out a selection of 'spikes' for the children to choose from. Mine picked out the colourful feathers and pipe cleaners cut into pieces.
Poke the 'spikes' into the clay body.
Score a smile or any other features into the clay using the end of a popsicle stick or a pencil.



Little hedgehog, clay porcupine, clay echidna




Little hedgehog, clay porcupine, clay echidna


Allow to dry for around 24 hours.

Categories
#Animals
#Hedgehog
#Porcupine
#Echidna
#Clay
#Feathers
#Pipe cleaners
#Under 5s
#Easy
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