Master class with a step-by-step photo “Crafts from natural materials. Hedgehog from linen cord and cones.” Making interesting light crafts with your own hands for children, parents, teachers and educators, for school and kindergarten.
Crafts from natural materials. Hedgehog made of linen cord and cones
Autumn gives us not only a generous harvest of vegetables and fruits, but also wonderful trees in colorful dresses, and many more fruits: mushrooms, berries, nuts, acorns and cones.
When walking in the park or in the forest, be sure to collect these natural materials with your children, and the more and more diverse you find them, the better. Because you can make interesting crafts out of them, for example, forest animals: an owl, a fox or a hedgehog.
Consider how to make an elegant hedgehog with your own hands from improvised and natural materials. This is quite simple and effortless. But the result will pleasantly surprise you!
- wrapping paper or several newspapers;
- pine cones (a lot);
- glue gun;
- eyes for toys or buttons;
- jute or linen cord;
- artificial fruits (apples or berries);
Consider a hedgehog. This intelligent animal is a nocturnal predator, it is well oriented in the dark thanks to its unusually sensitive nose. But he himself is a tasty prey for an owl, an eagle or a fox. Therefore, it is protected by a prickly fur coat.
1. First we need to make a paper base for the hedgehog. Paper, old newspapers, or ordinary wrapping paper that is used in the post office is sure to be in every home.
Crumple the paper and roll a tight cone, we need an elongated muzzle for the hedgehog. Carefully tuck the rest of the paper inside. Fasten with a stapler in several places.
2. To ennoble the paper blank, we need a glue gun and linen cord, which can be bought at a needlework store or in the construction department. Secure the end of the cord with glue in the seam of the workpiece. Next, apply a small amount of glue and wind the tourniquet around the cone in a spiral, in dense rows, without gaps.
3. We need to close about half of the workpiece, so we denote the curious muzzle of the hedgehog. The thread is well hidden and secured with glue.
4. We choose the most even and smooth side of the cone and attach the eyes and nose. We used ready-made eyes for toys, but they can be replaced with buttons.
5. Next, we made ears from pieces of pink felt and fixed them with a glue gun. But you can skip this step.
6. We begin to make a fluffy prickly fur coat. Needles will replace pine cones. We glue them in rows, starting from the border of the muzzle. For the first row, we chose the smallest cones.
7. We try to attach the cones in a checkerboard pattern, this arrangement will allow you to hide the paper as much as possible. For beauty, we added pink sisal, which was left over from the flower bouquet. It can be replaced with dry leaves or bunches of rowan.
8. Carefully fill the entire workpiece with cones. We glue artificial apples and a beautiful bow.
9. Here we have such an elegant hedgehog. It is so unusual and real that it seems that it is about to curl up into a ball!
You can make a wonderful hedgehog with your children. This will be a wonderful interior decoration or a great option for participating in a children’s exhibition.