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New Year’s Hedgehog Craft Printable

The most wonderful and exciting time that is Christmas is just around the corner and what better way to build up the excitement than by making this New Year’s Hedgehog Craft turn into a Christmas/New Year countdown!

New Year’s Hedgehog Craft

This is so easy to make and takes only a few minutes to create your cute pop-up craft.

This is a perfect Christmas activity with your kids. They will love making this DIY craft as they will know and soon find that they will be counting down the days until New Year with this Christmas craft!

Why You’ll Love New Year's Craft.

  • It's quick and easy to make
  • Great Christmas activity for kids
  • Perfect gift for friends and families with kids, as well
  • Easy to find art supplies
  • Kid-friendly instructions
  • It’s colorful and festive

For parents who are looking for a way to keep their children entertained this holiday season, we have the perfect craft!

This New Year’s Hedgehog Craft Printable is easy to make and will keep your little one busy for hours.

Our printable includes everything you need, including directions on how to create this cute hedgehog.

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New Year’s Hedgehog Craft Printable

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Materials Needed to Make This New Year’s Hedgehog Craft

How to Make the New Year’s Hedgehog Craft Printable

New Year’s Hedgehog Craft Printable

Step 1. Cut out the individual parts: the main part, or the larger “Happy New Year” card. This is going to be on the outside. Next, cut the inner cards (with the hedgehogs), two New Year balls, and the To/From tag.

New Year’s Hedgehog Craft Printable

Step 2. Apply glue to the top part of the inner cards or the ones with the hedgehogs. Adhere the lower part of a New Year ball to the top of each one. Allow the top of the bows to remain unglued.

New Year’s Hedgehog Craft Printable

Step 3. Take both the inner cards and glue them together with the blank sides facing each other, including the tops of the bows. Trim away any overlap that can be seen from both sides.

New Year’s Hedgehog Craft Printable

Step 4. Fill in the To/From tag with a pencil, pen, or marker. Add a special message. If you would like, glue this above the slot box fold.

New Year’s Hedgehog Craft Printable

Step 5. Next, take the larger outer card and fold it in half horizontally at the slot box. Carefully cut the slot open at the fold.

New Year’s Hedgehog Craft Printable

Step 6. Score the solid lines with a scoring tool, then fold the lines inward.

New Year’s Hedgehog Craft Printable

Step 7. Now, slide the inner card through the slot in the larger card.

New Year’s Hedgehog Craft Printable

Step 8. Lie the card flat and add glue to the top and bottom flaps of the outer card.

New Year’s Hedgehog Craft

Step 9. Place the inner card on the top of one end and fold the outer card, pressing the top and bottom together to stick. Allow drying.

New Year’s Hedgehog Craft

Step 10. You can now slide the outer card up and down to see the hedgehog pop-up with his Happy New Year clock!

Other Christmas Printable Countdown You Can Make:

  • Printable 3D Christmas Tree Advent Calendar – your kids put decors on designated dates as they count down to Christmas day. By the time they reach Christmas day, the tree is fully decorated!
  • Advent Calendar Coloring Page – with this, your kid colors the picture as they count down to Christmas.
  • Color-In Countdown to Christmas Cards – a series of cards with the days counting down to Christmas will be colored every single day until they reach Christmas Eve.
New Year’s Hedgehog Craft

How to Store New Year’s Hedgehog Craft Printable

After Christmas or when the holidays are over, you can put these printables in an envelope or box, and store them in a dry place. You can recycle and reuse them next year!

Other Activities You Can Do When Counting Down To New Year's Day:

There are fun things to do as you count down to New Year's using your Hedgehog Craft or crafts:

  • Include an activity or game that you can do or play with your kids that is related to Christmas. One activity is by making Christmas ornaments for your tree. You can do different ornaments each day. Or you can ask your kids to pick an ornament that they want to create to put up on your Christmas tree. When Christmas Day arrives, your tree will be filled with DIY and personalized Christmas ornaments made by your kids!
  • Make a calendar and write down snacks that they can try that are again, related to New Year's. These recipes should be kid-friendly and must be quick and easy to make. This will fill their time as they count down the days to New Year's Day. This is also a great bonding activity for you and your kids as they help you in the kitchen. Also, this is a good learning experience for them.
  • Watch Christmas movies with your kids. There are plenty of Christmas movies that your kids may have missed. This is the time to sit down and watch it with them! Bring out the popcorn!
  • Make a family tree and have a story-telling session every day with your kids. Do this through games or arts and crafts.
New Year’s Hedgehog Craft

New Year’s Hedgehog Crafts FAQs

How to make a countdown DIY?

The easiest countdown DIY that you can do is to use a small blackboard and a marker to write down the days till New Year's Day. You can use this board for other purposes afterward. Another idea is to search or download printables from the internet. There are a lot of options online.

What type of calendar do you use to countdown to New Year's day?

A special calendar called the Advent Calendar is used to count the days of Advent in anticipation of Christmas.

What are some fun Christmas activities?

Here are some fun Christmas activities that you can do with your family:

  • Take a Holiday Card Photo.
  • Visit A Christmas Tree Farm.
  • Decorate a Gingerbread House.
  • Bake Unique Christmas Cookies.
  • Plan a Family Photoshoot.
  • Host A Holiday Game Night.
  • Host a Christmas Craft Party.
  • Write Letters to Santa.
New Year’s Hedgehog Craft

Other Christmas Crafts You’ll Love

  • Cinnamon-Scented Pine Cones
  • Cozy No-Sew Fleece Blankets
  • Holiday Hydrangea Wreaths
  • Homemade Christmas Ornaments
  • Peppermint Bath Salts
  • Photo Coasters
  • Snowy Pine Cones
  • Christmas Mason Jar Crafts
  • Peppermint Soy Candles
  • Snow Globe Gift Card Holder
  • DIY Stocking Wreath
  • DIY Christmas Centerpiece Basket
  • DIY Glitter Ornaments
  • DIY Plastic Hanger Star with Lights

The New Year’s Hedgehog Craft is a fun way to celebrate the holiday season and welcome in the new year.

The most wonderful and exciting time of the year is Christmas.

Check out our New Year's hedgehog craft printable to build up your holiday excitement!

This free festive activity will be perfect for any age group.

New Year’s Hedgehog Craft Printable

New Year’s Hedgehog Craft Printable

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New Year’s Hedgehog Craft

New Year’s Hedgehog Craft Printable

The most wonderful and exciting time that is Christmas is just around the corner and what better way to build up the excitement than by making this New Year’s Hedgehog Craft turn into a Christmas/New Year countdown!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • 2 template sheets, printed on cardstock paper
  • Small, sharp scissors (this requires adult supervision)
  • Glue or glue stick
  • Scoring tool (you can use a dime or a wooden chopstick)
  • Ruler, or anything with a straight edge
  • Pencil, pen, or marker
  • Adult hands helping little hands

Tools

  • Printer

Instructions

  1. Cut out the individual parts: the main part, or the larger “Happy New Year” card. This is going to be on the outside. Next, cut the inner cards (with the hedgehogs), two New Year balls, and the To/From tag.
  2. Apply glue to the top part of the inner cards or the ones with the hedgehogs. Adhere the lower part of a New Year ball to the top of each one. Allow the top of the bows to remain unglued.
  3. Take both the inner cards and glue them together with the blank sides facing each other, including the tops of the bows. Trim away any overlap that can be seen from both sides.
  4. Fill in the To/From tag with a pencil, pen, or marker. Add a special message. If you would like, glue this above the slot box fold.
  5. Next, take the larger outer card and fold it in half horizontally at the slot box. Carefully cut the slot open at the fold.
  6. Score the solid lines with a scoring tool, then fold the lines inward.
  7. Now, slide the inner card through the slot in the larger card.
  8. Lie the card flat and add glue to the top and bottom flaps of the outer card.
  9. Place the inner card on the top of one end and fold the outer card shit, pressing the top and bottom together to stick. Allow drying.
  10. You can now slide the outer card up and down to see the hedgehog pop-up with his Happy New Year clock!

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