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Little Seedlings October

Hedgehog collage

As autumn leaves start to fall in our gardens, here’s a way to use those colourful leaves to create a spiky friend.

Little Seedlings October

To get started, you’ll need:

  • Leaves of all shapes and sizes
  • Card
  • Felt tips, coloured pencils or crayons
  • Glue
Little Seedlings October

Step 1: Hunt for leaves

  • Start by collecting your materials in your garden or on a walk
  • Take a bag with you and make sure they’re clean before lifting them
  • Look for leaves with a mixture of colours and shapes
Little Seedlings October

Step 2: Prepare your leaves and design

  • Your leaves need to be dry before using them, place them on a windowsill to dry out if they’re wet
  • Draw the outline of a hedgehog on your card, it will need a body, snout, legs and eyes – make sure you leave lots of space for your spikes
Little Seedlings October

Step 3: Start sticking

  • Once your leaves are dry, you can start sticking them onto your hedgehog
  • Place them first so that you’re happy with the design
  • Then you can colour in the rest of your drawing
  • Once dry, you can cut out the outline and hang your leafy hedgehog in your home or somewhere sheltered in your garden

We’d love to see your hedgehog creations.

Share pictures of your leafy friend using #DobbiesLittleSeedlings and tag us.

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