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Hedgehog Straw Paintings – Autumn Crafts
These Hedgehog Straw Paintings are a great arts and crafts activity for the kids this autumn, using splattered paints to make the prickly hedgehogs! Read the simple instructions below to get started:
Art materials you will need:
- Thick white paper
- Coloured paper for backgrounds
- A paintbrush
- Paint mixing tray
- A drinking straw
- Glitter card
- A black felt pen
Instructions for your Hedgehog Straw Paintings:
- Mix some poster paints in a tray for the hedgehog’s bodies. Mix the paint with water so the consistency is fairly runny.
- Use a brush to blob a small amount of paint onto a piece of white paper. Blow the paint with a straw to make a prickly pattern. Turn the paper round to blow the paint in a different direction.
- Make more paint patterns in the same way until you have several hedgehog shapes. Leave the paint to dry thoroughly.
- Cut around the paint patterns leaving a thin white border around the edges, trimming off any unwanted areas.
- Cut out some curved pieces from coloured paper for the hedgehogs’ heads. Glue the bodies onto the heads.
- Glue cut out noses and eyes onto the hedgehogs. Fill in the middles of the eyes with a black pen.
- Glue the hedgehogs onto a dark background with glittery stars and a moon to make a night-time scene.
Hints and Tips: Use smaller amounts of paint for making baby hedgehog shapes, or try combining several colours together for multi-coloured the prickles
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