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Porcupine DIY Wall Art

While you can’t exactly cuddle a porcupine, you can certainly paint one for your wall! Porcupine DIY Wall Art is a fun painting project for kids who love animals. Boys and girls alike will love creating their own piece of wall art; they even get to try painting with a fork! Kids can customize the paint colors to match their bedroom decor, too. Creating this decorative craft is easy as can be, thanks to the free printable template included below, so your little ones are sure to love this project.

Porcupine DIY Wall Art


  • Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics:
    • Almond (DA540)
    • Battleship (DA549)
    • Bittersweet (DA547)
    • Chick (DA543)
    • Green (Neon) (DA558)
    • Orange (Neon) (DA556)
    • Soft Jade (DA545)
    • Yellow (Neon) (DA557)
  • Water container
  • Palette or plastic plate
  • Paper towels
  • #10 flat brush
  • #8 round brush
  • 12" x 12" canvas
  • Plastic fork
  • Template


  1. Using a #10 flat brush, paint vertical stripes on the canvas (leaving part of the canvas exposed) by alternating Soft Jade and Chick. Using a #10 flat brush, start painting the porcupine's body in Almond.

    Porcupine DIY Wall Art
  2. Using a #8 round brush, paint the head, ears, and feet in Almond. Use the #8 round brush with Bittersweet to outline the face, ears, and feet and then to blend the outline with Battleship.

    Porcupine DIY Wall Art
  3. Using a #8 round brush, paint a thin stripe in the middle of the stripes, Neon Yellow over Chick and Neon Green over Soft Jade. Using a #8 round brush, paint the eyes, nose, and highlight the face, ears, and feet in Bittersweet. Use a plastic fork to slide Bittersweet to make the porcupine's needles.

    Porcupine DIY Wall Art
  4. Using a plastic fork, continue adding quills to porcupine in Neon Orange and Bittersweet. Use a #8 round brush and Bittersweet to paint the eyes and nose and to loosely outline the face, ear, and feet. Use a #10 flat brush and Bittersweet to paint the sides and dry-brush the perimeter of the canvas.

    Porcupine DIY Wall Art
  5. Optional: Glue ribbon in a complementary color to the canvas sides and bottom with craft glue. An extra length of ribbon can also be used as a hanger.


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This,little,porcupine design is so could even adapt him a bit to be a hedgehog, if that is your fancy! The colors are pretty and the instructions are just great! If you have different decor, you could change out the paint colors to suit you. This would make a cute baby shower gift. Thanks for sharing!


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