Did you know these facinating facts about hedgehogs?
- Baby hedgehogs are called Hoglets.
- Male hedgehogs can travel up to 3 km per night looking for a female hedgehog!
This week's 5 minute craft
Make your own hedgehog from clay or play doh and sticks or a teasel.
What you will need:
- Air drying clay or play doh
- Sticks or teasel
- Acorn cups or google eyes
How to make:
- Shape your air drying clay or play doh into a body shape
- Add lots if little sticks as spines or if using a teasel flatten the back of your hedgehog shape and press in the teasel.
- Add acorn cups or google eyes.
Hibernation Home for Hegdehogs
If you have a bit more time this weekend, why not could also create a hibernation home for Hedgehogs?
You will need:
- A big box made of strong cardboard or plastic
- A Stanley knife
- Some dry leaves or straw
- A sheet of plastic big enough to cover the top – an opened up carrier bag is perfect
- Some long twigs.
How to make:
- Cut a hedgehog-sized entrance, and two ventilation holes of 15x5cm, using the Stanley knife – be sure to ask an adult to help you with this.
- Put some leaves or straw inside, and over the top of the box, and place it next to a hedge or fence.
- Put the sheet of plastic on top and then arrange the long twigs over it to make an arch – a bit like making a mini den – and cover it with leaves and dry grass.