We used our painted golf tees to create this cute gift for Dad. What father wouldn't love to have this little creature on his desk or nightstand?
I cut a styrofoam egg in half and my 3 year old painted it.
After it dried, I glued on some google eyes and he stuck in our decorated golf tees.
Our wild porcupine:
Our domesticated porcupine:
This would be sweet packaged with the book Just Me and My Dad. Little Critter and his dad spend some special time together camping, fishing, and telling ghost stories. (I realize he's not technically a porcupine but close enough...)
If you wanted to do this for a fun book project and not a gift, A Porcupine Named Fluffy is an adorable book about how Fluffy the porcupine tries to live up to his name by making himself fluffy. He tries to become a cloud, soaks in a bath, and covers himself with whipped cream. Discouraged when none of these things work, he runs into a rhinoceros named Hippo. They both find this so hilarious, that they become friends and stop minding their names.