We recently visited a local play farm and the kids had the most amazing day playing there and learning about the different animals and their needs. We’ve been making a lot of animal crafts recently but we noticed we hadn’t really made any farmyard ones. Their favorite animals at the farm were the giant pigs so we decided to make something piggy first and this wiggly paper plate pig craft is just so adorable!
Here’s what we used
Pink paint and paintbrush
How to make a paper plate pig
Take the paper plate and paint it pink before popping it aside to dry.
Cut out a large pink circle for the pig’s head. Cut out two pink triangular ears and two smaller inner ears. Glue them together and then onto the top of the pig’s head.
Cut out a large oval for the pigs snout and glue it down centrally on the circle. Add two small oval nostrils, a semi circle mouth and two small round eyes.
To give the pig it’s fun little wobble, Cut out two long thin strips of paper and glue them together at a right angle. Take turns folding the strips one over the other and glue together at the end to make a spring.
Glue one end of the spring to the centre of the paper plate and the other to the back of the pig’s head.
Cut out two rectangle legs and two black square trotters. Glue a trotter at one end of each leg and then glue the other end of each leg onto the back of the paper plate.
Take a pipe cleaner and wrap it around a pencil to make a curly tail. Glue or tape the tail in place and once dry the paper plate pig is finished!
How cute are these little pig corner bookmarks? For the last couple of weeks my toddler has been absolutely obsessed with the nursery rhyme old MacDonald had a farm. She sings it non-stop and over the last few days I haven’t been able to get it out of my head either! So naturally when I sat down with my son to make some bookmarks the first design that popped in to my head was one of our favourite farm yard animals. Piglets are just the cutest little things, We used to love seeing them at our local zoo farm but with the current situation it’s been shut since March, so we haven’t been able to visit. It’s one of our favourite days out and we’ve missed it a lot. So whilst making our little pigs we decided that over the next few weeks we’re going to try and make a whole range of these little corner bookmarks designed to look like our favourite farmyard animals!
Heres what we used
Light and dark pink paper
How to make these cute little pig corner bookmarks
First start off by folding a corner bookmark. If you or your little one hasn’t made one before you can find an easy visual guide here.
Cut out two little pig ears and glue one either side of the top point of the bookmark. Then cut out an oval shape nose and glue it along the center of the folded edge as above. Remember to check that your little one only glues the nose onto the upper layer and not the bottom one too or it won’t work as a bookmark.
Now cut out and stick on two white circles for the outer eyes and two little circles for the cheeks.
Finish off your pigs face by adding two black pupils and two little nostrils. We then finished ours off by adding a little light pink square to the inside for decoration. Don’t they just look adorable!
We would love to see how your little pig corner bookmarks turned out. Did you know we’re now on Facebook? Why not share them with us there!
Ted has decided that he wants to decorate his door with animals. So the last few days we’ve been busy crafting some funky foam creatures. This cute little pig is our favourite so far and has taken centre stage to make our diy foam pig door sign. Ill be sharing our other foam animals at somepoint soon so keep your eyes open for those if you’re looking to make a little collection!
You will need
First you will need to cut out the base shape of your pig’s body. Draw a circle and add two rectangles for the legs as shown in the picture above.
Cut out a smaller circle for the pigs head and glue it down on the body.
Give your pig two pointy pink ears and a oval snout.
Now to give your pig his cute little face! Glue on two googy eyes, two nostrils and a smiley mouth. Also draw or stick two little hooves at the bottom of his legs
To make your pig’s curly tail; twist your pink pipe cleaner around a pencil and then stick it in place at the back of your pig and he is finished!
Why not glue your pig to a strip of card or foam and make your very own door sign?