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P Is for Porcupine

child attaches nose to uppercase P craft

This lowercase letter P craft may seem a little prickly, but don’t be fooled! Underneath all those fancy quills, this pretty porcupine has a soft spot for you and your preschooler. Pass around the paper and pencils, because this craft is practically perfect!

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • 2 sheets of printer paper
  • Card stock (we used yellow, brown, dark brown, and tan)
  • P Is for Porcupine Craft templates
  • 1 googly eye
  • Glue stick, pencil, marker, and scissors

Instructions for Assembling Your Lowercase P Craft

  1. Print the P Is for Porcupine Craft templates.
  2. Cut out the templates and trace the letter P and the porcupine’s spines, face, nose, snout, and feet onto card stock.
  3. Cut out the letter P and the porcupine body parts.
  4. Glue the letter P onto a piece of card stock (we used yellow, but you can use any color you like).
  5. Tuck the spines under the curve of the letter P and glue in place.
  6. Glue the snout onto the face.
  7. Tuck the face under the top left side of the letter P and glue in place.
  8. Tuck the feet under the bottom edge of the letter P and glue in place.
  9. Glue the face in the center of the letter P.
  10. Glue the nose to the tip of the porcupine’s snout.
  11. Affix a googly eye to the porcupine’s face.
  12. Use a marker to draw the porcupine’s mouth.

child applies glue to her uppercase letter P craft child puts a nose on her uppercase letter P craft child draws a mouth on her uppercase letter P craft

Learning with Your Letter P Craft

As you and your child assemble your P Is for Porcupine Craft, practice saying /p/–/p/–porcupine together. You can find more tips for working on pre-reading skills with your preschooler in this handy download.

sisters smile with their uppercase letter P craft

We would LOVE to see how your lowercase P craft turns out! Please share your photos with us on our Facebook page, or tag your Instagram photos with the hashtag #allaboutABCcrafts!

Want More ABC Crafts?

page spread from the abc crafts lowercase series download

Free Lowercase ABC Letter Crafts

For crafts that start with lowercase letters A through Z, get the complete printable set of ABC Craft for Lowercase Letters.

page spread from the abc crafts uppercase series download

Free Uppercase ABC Letter Crafts

For crafts that start with uppercase letters A through Z, get the complete printable set of ABC Craft for Uppercase Letters.

Photos by: Rachel Neumann

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Jamie

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This is adorable! Adding it to our activities!!

Jennifer Rodriguez

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Doing these letter crafts with my 4 year old daughter was so much fun! Thank you to the all about learning team for making these printable available to everyone!

Robin E.

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You are welcome, Jennifer. I’m pleased that you are having a lot of fun doing these crafts with your daughter! 😊

Ashley

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So cute!

Gale Blakely

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Wonderful!

Ruth Ann Squyres

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I love all these alphabet crafts. I wish I could do Kindergarten again with my kids.

Jessica

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I love this porcupine!

Merry

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Aw, I agree–he IS pretty cute! Enjoy! 😊

Bethany

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This is too cute! My kids love prickly porcupines. :)

Linda H

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This is so cute and perfect for my little guy. Thx for sharing such a fun, yet educational craft.

Robin E.

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You’re welcome, Linda. Have fun with this prickly guy! 😊

Anne Jetton

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Thank you for all the great activity ideas and giveaways!

Abigaip

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Love this idea

Natalie

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Your alphabet crafts are always so cute and creative!

Michele

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What a cute idea!

JoAnna

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Great activities, especially for helping with those problem letter reversals!! 😍😍

Katy

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My daughter loves the abc crafts!! Thank you!!!

Kirsten

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We made pictures like this with every letter of the alphabet for my son and it really helped him internalize each letter! Plus, it was his favorite part of learning each letter! :)

Merry

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That’s great, Kirsten!

Amelia

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So cute!

Niki

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Super cute!!!

Eva Tan

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This is a creative way to get the children participate and gear up to learn alphabets !

Elissa M

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This is so cute! I should do this with my budding reader.

Ricardo Rojas

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That’s cute! My daughter’s favorite letter is L because her name is Lucy.

Merry

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So cute! 😊

Candice McCluskey

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Did you know that porcupines can climb trees?

Robin E.

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Candice,
I did not know! That would be scaring looking up and seeing all those quills! 😮

April W

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My three oldest kids would really have fun with this. They love crafts!

E. Renee Sortore

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These letter activities are great and help my kids remember their letters so much better! Thanks for the ideas!

Summer

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This craft is perfect for teaching my three year old his letters, he gets a bit mixed up sometimes.

Bette

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Super creative ideas!

Brittany Sanchez

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We do a craft almost every week, they are easy to do and so creative.

SHANNON ALEXANDER

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I absolutely love all the crafts you have come out with for the letters. Now to try them with my boys…

Stephanie

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These are so cute. I need to try these with my 3 year old

Alisa Beavers

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So cute!

Natalee C.

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So cute!!! We love making letters into animals and hanging up in the schoolroom!

Cher V

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I have my older boys cut out the templates for the younger ones. Great fine motor /scissor skill practice

Robin E.

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Cher,
What a great idea! I love that you can get everyone involved in this craft.

Teri

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Fun! My little ones love doing these!

Allison

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That is so fun. I love ideas, even if we don’t get crafty very often.

Breanna

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What a fun idea! The porcupine is so cute!

Sarah Crouch

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These products look amazing! I would love to try them.

Laura zeig

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We just did P last week and the boys loved it!

Lisa

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My daughter and I have really enjoyed the Pre-reading and Level 1 reading lessons. They are so enjoyable for me as a teacher and my girl loves the different activities that keeps her engaged. The color editions will be even more fun! Can’t wait to see them.

Crystal

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These templates are great to bring the letters to life! We enjoy crafts in our home. My 4 year old son has vision difficulties so it important for him to create crafts like these as he is forced to use his non dominant hand to assist his dominant hand. We are thankful for these simple crafts that do not take a lot of prep work!

Robin E.

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Crystal,
Yes! Crafts like these are a great help for building fine motor skills. And it’s always nice when there isn’t too much preparation for mom. 😊

adriana

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Thanks for the opportunity for chance to win!

Samantha

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I’d love this, just not sure how to add it in to the curriculum with all my littles!

Paula

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Great ideas!

Shannon

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Cute ideas!!

Nadine

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What a fun activitY!

Rebecca Levan

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My 4 year old loves making these letters!

Rebekah

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My son loves these letter pages!

Jen

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Building lettings is such and important part if reading foundations! Nice ideas:)

Lisa

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What a fun activity!

Lana Beukes

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Such a creative was to learn!

Suzette

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This is such a creative idea for learning letters.

This looks amazing, great idea fof my child.

Randie

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Getting crafty and being creative is such a fun way to practice without getting bored! Thanks for such a cute idea!

Robin E.

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You’re welcome, Randie! I hope you have a lot of fun with this craft.

Dawn

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Adorable!

Victoria

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Adorable, this may be a way to make my little one less averse to English.

Cassandra Erturk

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I never thought of these cute craft ideas. My daughter loved making her letter P and it’s sticking!

Robin E.

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I love hearing that little ones are enjoying and learning from these crafts. Cassandra! Thank you. That’s what it’s all about!

Meg

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This looks super cute!!! My little one with love it!

Sarah Avila

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I love these ABC crafts!

Charlotte

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We’re looking forward to doing this one!

Meagan Ramer

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I just love all of the alphabet crafts!! They are simple and fun!

Brandi D Cotton

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I wish I had this when my babies were little.

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