Learn how to make an adorable Teasel Hedgehog out of a teasel seed head in our super easy tutorial. We love to craft with things that we find in the garden, or while out on a walk. Getting the kids foraging for natural materials is a great way to occupy them. It also encourages them to look more closely at the wildlife around them.
Wild Teasels (Dipsacus fullonum) is a wild flowering plant. Characterised by both their extremely prickly stems and leaves, and their wonderful seed heads. They are also known as Fuller’s Teasels here in the UK. The seed heads were historically used in the textile industry as a natural comb for raising the nap on woven wool cloth. You can see an example of a teasel frame here at the National Wool Museum, Victoria.
These little teasel hedgehogs only take minutes to make, but we think they are super-cute, and make a lovely autumn craft.
If you would like some more quick autumn nature craft inspiration check out our beautiful acorn jewels and our preserving leaves in wax tutorials. And for more hedgehog inspiration check out our gorgeous hedgehog made out of Trash and Succulents.