Our little boy created these pinecone hedgehogs all by himself and learnt something about pinecones in the process…
Making this little hedgehog family was something our little boy came up with himself.
- He collected some pinecones from outside.
- Found an old shoebox and coloured in the bottom with crayons. This was going to be their den.
- Then he stuck on some eyes (we always keep a supply ready to hand!),
- and blue tacked on a some fluffy balls for noses.
But what happens to pinecones when they dry out?
When the humidity level is up, pinecones close up. As the weather dries out, they open out.
Creating some little hedgehogs could be a useful activity you could do with your kids. Pick them on a wet day and leave them overnight and watch them transform.
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