Tuesday, March 10, 2020

How to Make An Adorable Paperback Book Hedgehog

I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say that this is probably the cutest animal book craft you'll see today. If you like hedgehogs and you don't mind tearing apart a book or two... this craft is for you! Read on to see how I made this adorable paperback book hedgehog!

Easy Paperback Book Hedgehog Craft


Easy Book Folding Art Craft- How to Make An Adorable Hedgehog out of paper books, a fun DIY book animal craft




Warning: 


This craft is not meant for the faint of heart. No animals were harmed during crafting, but I did tear apart a paperback book. (My eldest son was horrified.) So consider this your warning!

A Little Background Note:

Last week, I finally made my first book art craft. Have you seen all the beautiful things people make from folding book pages? I've never tried this particular craft myself, but paper folding crafts always appealed to me since we love making origami crafts.

With that being said, this clearly is not an original idea. Any quick search on google will reveal hundreds of these adorable little hedgehogs. But I'm sharing mine on here today just in case you haven't yet seen this sweet craft before.

How to Make a Paperback Hedgehog... from an old Book!


Materials Needed:

  • Old paperback book
  • Scissors
  • Nimble folding fingers ;)
  • Hot glue + gun
  • Pom Pom
  • Googly Eyes
  • Construction Paper
  • Marker


Step 1:
Tear off the front and back cover from your paperback book. Go ahead, I won't judge.

Step 2: 
I only used about 130 pages to create my hedgehog. So if you have a very long book, simply tear it into sections accordingly. (And use the other sections to make a whole army of hedgehogs... or other animals!)

Easy Book Folding Art Craft- How to Make An Adorable Hedgehog out of paper books, a fun DIY book animal craft

Step 3:

Start from one end of the book and begin making your folds.

Fold the page in half (toward the book's binding.) Then, fold down both corners to meet the binding.


Easy Book Folding Art Craft- How to Make An Adorable Hedgehog out of paper books, a fun DIY book animal craft


Keep repeating these folds for every single page.

(I folded all the pages from one end of the book one way and all the pages from the other end of the other way. Here's a photo of where the two "sides" meet.)

Easy Book Folding Art Craft- How to Make An Adorable Hedgehog out of paper books, a fun DIY book animal craft

Once you're finished, your book hedgehog should look like this! (This folding will take awhile. So watch tv, listen to your favorite podcast, or craft with a bunch of friends and catch up on the gossip!

Easy Book Folding Art Craft- How to Make An Adorable Hedgehog out of paper books, a fun DIY book animal craft

Step 4: 
Cut out 4 identical paws. Also, grab your googly eyes and pom pom. Use a hot glue gun to attach the pieces.

Easy Book Folding Art Craft- How to Make An Adorable Hedgehog out of paper books, a fun DIY book animal craft


Draw little toes if you'd like.

Easy Book Folding Art Craft- How to Make An Adorable Hedgehog out of paper books, a fun DIY book animal craft

And that's all!

Isn't this the most adorable hedgehog craft ever?

Easy Book Folding Art Craft- How to Make An Adorable Hedgehog out of paper books, a fun DIY book animal craft


And just because he's so photogenic, I might have taken a couple too many photos. But how can you blame me with that sweet face?

Easy Book Folding Art Craft- How to Make An Adorable Hedgehog out of paper books, a fun DIY book animal craft

More Hedgehog Crafts:


I really hope you enjoy making this craft too! It's a perfect one to do inside the house when you're stuck inside on a cold or wet day.  Don't have pom poms? Don't have googly eyes? Just use construction paper. It will be just as cute. I promise.

And if you make one, tag me on IG (@pinkstripeysocks) to show me! I love seeing your crafting adventures too.

Happy crafting and stay healthy, friends!


Easy Book Folding Art Craft- How to Make An Adorable Hedgehog out of paper books, a fun DIY book animal craft


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