This week we are focusing the letter "P" and we read "Porcupining" by Lisa Wheeler. The book is about a porcupine named "Cushion" in a petting zoo, who is sad because no one can pet him. He goes in search of love and finds it with a similarly shunned animal, a hedgehog. I thought it would be a good stArt project to make some porcupines to go with the story.
Earlier in the week we were taking a walk and collected some pine cones and pine needles. We pulled out the Play-Doh this afternoon, along with the pine needles, and made some porcupines! I helped out with the white one.
Jillian found a couple toothpicks and decided they were easier to put in the Play-Doh, so a lot of her porcupines consisted of a glob of Play-Doh and a few toothpicks. But it was a fun craft that was easy enough for her. And she liked the porcupines!!!
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