- 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
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.
Step 2: Design
I found an excellent little tutorial on "How to Draw a Hedgehog" on Jan Brett's website. It is worth exploring Ms Brett's site, for all sorts of drawing and craft activities, as well as her range of children's books.
I drew the outline freehand, directly onto the wood, but I left the prickles off, since they get added later.