I recently had to sharpen all the pencil in my daughter’s box… there were soooo many of them! There were even some very short ones, remnants from my own childhood ­čÖé┬á

As the result of all this work we made a little hedgehog pencil holder just for the short pencils which always get lost among the larger ones in the box. 

We used white self-hardening clay. If it’s too crumbly, add some water to make it suitable for modelling. Use your hands to make a semisphere then press one end to make the head.

Use thicker pencils to poke the holes. The clay shrinks a little when it dries, so it’s a good idea to make larger holes. Leave the hedgehog to dry in the sun for one day.

Color your hedgehog pencil holder with tempera paints.

modelling for kids