I recently joined in with Red Ted Art's Autumn Craft hangout (you can see the video towards the end of this post), and I shared some twig hedgehogs that Ruby made at school.
On a recent walk through the woods, we spotted a beech tree - the odd leaf just beginning to turn a rich coppery shade of brown. We thought the little nuts would make perfect spines for some more hedgehogs, so after a long Sunday walk, we got home and started crafting!
You will need:
Brown air drying clay (I purchased mine from Play Merrily)
Shape a piece of clay into an egg shape. Flatten it along the bottom so it sits flat and inch out one end to make the head shape. Use a pencil to make holes for the eyes.
Push the beech nuts in firmly all over the body to form the spines.
Leave to dry.
The Forestry Commission have produced a helpful guide to spotting different fruits, nuts and seeds at this time of the year. There's also a whole host of craft activities to inspire you to get crafty in the forest.
Do check out the Autumn Craft hangout too with loads more ideas on crafting with nature.
Red Ted Art's Acorn Bracelets and Acorn Creatures and Acorn Tea Set and Chinese Lantern Fairy Lights
Kids Chaos Hammered leaf prints
Zing Zing Tree's Wool sticks - see video for details
Domestic Goddesque's Nature wreath and painted pine cone display
My Silver Birch Tea Lights
Linking up with Country Kids.