Friday, April 18, 2014

Prickly Porcupine

Thank you for visiting me during the A to Z Challenge! I hope you'll join me throughout the month of April. I'll be exploring animal crafts with Sassy Pants for each letter of the alphabet. Not only that, but I'll be sharing with you some interesting facts about each animal. (Just to showcase what a nerdy homeschooling mama I am. LOL)

P is for Porcupine

I find porcupines fascinating. I don't understand how they don't hurt themselves on all of those prickly quills.

Here are some interesting facts about porcupines:
  • A porcupine has more than 30,000 quills covering its back, sides, and tail.
  • Porcupines are able to grow new quills to replace those lost.
  • Baby porcupines, called porcupettes, are born with soft quills that harden in a few hours.
  • A porcupine's quills are hollow and buoyant, allowing it the ability to swim.
  • Porcupines do not shoot out their quills.
Toothpick Porcupine

Mold clay into porcupine shape. Carve out eyes on the face.

Place toothpicks in the porcupine's back for quills.

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