Our Help For Hedgehogs campaign has been running since May 2013, aiming to boost the hedgehog population across Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull. Here you can find a variety of activities for children and parents.
Find out more about our Help For Hedgehogs campaign.
Build a hedgehog Home - download
Help for Hedgehogs Colouring Sheet - download
Hedgehogs Ten Point Plan - download
For the cake:
175 g (6 oz) butter or margarine
175 g (6 oz) caster sugar
175 g (6 oz) self raising flour
3 free range eggs (size 2)
30 g (1 oz) cocoa powder
For the chocolate butter cream:
75 g (3 oz) softened butter or margarine
175 g (6 oz) icing sugar
15 ml (1 level tablespoon) cocoa powder dissolved in a little hot water, cooled before added to the mixture.
Two white chocolate buttons
Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees C / 375 degrees F / gas mark 5.
Grease and line a 1 pint / 0.5 litre pudding bowl
Beat the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs, a little at a time, beating well after each addition. Sieve the flour and cocoa powder and fold into the mixture.
Add to the bowl. Cover the bowl with foil to stop the top burning.
Cook for 20 minutes then remove the foil and cook for a further 20 minutes.
Remove from oven, let the bowl cool and turn the cake out onto a wire tray to cool.
When cool, trim the top to ensure it is flat. Turn the cake over onto a cake board or plate. Use any trimmings from the top to shape the nose.
Make the chocolate butter cream. Put the butter in a bowl and cream until soft. Sift and gradually beat in the icing sugar then add in the cooled cocoa powder.
Cover the cake and nose with chocolate butter cream.Place chocolate buttons on their side on the body of the hedgehog to create spikes. Use one chocolate button for its nose. Use two white chocolate buttons for eyes, with raisins stuck on with butter cream.
Alternatively you can make a coffee flavoured hedgehog by replacing the chocolate with 10 ml (2 level teaspoons) of instant coffee dissolved in a little warm water or 10 ml of coffee essence added with the eggs.
Pom Pom Hedgehogs
You will need:
Brown card or foam
Black card or foam
Large brown pompom
What to do:
Cut a teardrop shape from the brown card.
Glue the pompom to the widest part of the card.
Glue a triangle of black card to the point of the teardrop as a nose. Trim so it fits neatly.
Stick on two wiggle eyes
You will need:
sticks and twigs
small round stones for eyes and nose
What to do:
Shape the mud into a hedgehog shape.
Add the sticks and twigs in to make the spines
Add the stones for eyes and its nose