Immerse seniors in the therapeutic world of art with our Leaf Hedgehog Craft – an enriching activity tailored for aged care settings. No templates required! Seniors draw or trace a hedgehog, then transform it into a vibrant masterpiece using colorful autumn leaves and adhesive.
This creative process enhances fine motor skills, offers cognitive stimulation, and fosters social engagement. Elevate the aged care experience by embracing nature’s beauty through this soothing and fulfilling craft.
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- Blank paper or hedgehog template (downloadable or self-drawn)
- Assorted colorful autumn leaves
- Glue or adhesive
- Pencil and eraser
- Markers or colored pencils (optional for added detail)
1. Create the Base:
Draw or trace a hedgehog shape on paper. This serves as the canvas for your masterpiece. You can also print out a clean Hedgehog illustration.
2. Add Nature’s Touch:
Select colorful autumn leaves and attach them to the hedgehog’s body using glue. Let creativity flow as you build texture and depth.
3. Bring it to Life:
Complete your hedgehog with drawn facial features using markers or colored pencils. Add your personal touch and add on few more designs. Admire your nature-inspired creation and enjoy the soothing, satisfying process.
Here are some examples of some beautiful leaf hedgehog crafts.
Feel free to watch these instructional video
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