I recently had to sharpen all the pencil in my Son’s box… there were soooo many of them! There were even some very short ones, remnants from my own childhood
As the result of all this work we made a little hedgehog pencil holder just for the short pencils which always get lost among the larger ones in the box.
We used white self-hardening clay. If it’s too crumbly, add some water to make it suitable for modelling. Use your hands to make a semisphere then press one end to make the head.
Use thicker pencils to poke the holes. The clay shrinks a little when it dries, so it’s a good idea to make larger holes. Leave the hedgehog to dry in the sun for one day.
Color your hedgehog pencil holder with tempera paints.