The Decisive Hedgehog has many uses, but mainly it takes on the responsibility of difficult choices or decisions, saving you from the blame of the outcome:
- Offspring squabbling over TV channels? Ask the Hedgehog!
- Don't know what to have from the takeaway? Ask the Hedgehog!
- Can't find a coin to flip? Ask the Hedgehog!
- Teachers, fed up of the same three hands going up, don't know who should answer next? Ask the Hedgehog!
Step 1: Materials and Tools
I made the Decisive Hedgehog from a piece of old pine board about 21mm (3/4 inch) thick and just over 90mm (3 1/2inch) wide. It was already "finished" quality, since it used to be part of a bed frame.
The spines are bamboo skewers, I used ordinary kids' craft paints for the colour-coding and a fine drawing pen for the numbering.
The whole thing can be made with basic hand-tools (coping saw, hand drill, half-round file, a sharp knife, sand paper), but I cheated slightly, using a scroll saw, power drill and Kitewife's detailing sander.