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How to Make a Friendly Foam Porcupine

Ever wish you could cuddle up to a cute little baby porcupine without getting hurt? Well, now you can!


  • Step 1: Mold 2 balls Mold the foam into two balls. Make one of the balls about the size of your fist (for the porcupine’s body). Make the other ball a bit smaller (for the head).
  • TIP: Make sure your hands and the surface you’re working on are clean. This will keep the foam clean.
  • Step 2: Stick together Stick the two balls together.
  • TIP: You can mix the foam to make new colors.
  • Step 3: Cut pip cleaners Get help cutting several pipe cleaners, each one into three pieces.
  • Step 4: Create spines Stick the pieces of pipe cleaner all over the porcupine’s body to create spines.
  • TIP: You can make lots of other animals with two balls of foam and different objects. Curl a pipe cleaner to make a piggy’s tail, or create a duck by sticking a feather in the back and one on each side for wings.
  • Step 5: Put on eyes & nose Put a pair of googly eyes on the head, add a button for the nose, and say hello to your prickly new pal.
  • FACT: Porcupines have about 30,000 quills.

You Will Need

  • Moldable sculpting foam
  • Assorted pipe cleaners
  • A pair of scissors
  • A grown-up
  • A pair of googly eyes
  • And a small button

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