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!
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How adorable is this paper plate triceratops craft? They might actually be one of my favourite crafts that we have ever made! We were inspired to make a dinosaur craft after learning about some dinosaurs from National Geographic’s ultimate dino-pedia book. My little guy loves looking looking at the pictures and learning facts about all the different dinosaurs and this little craft seemed like a fun way to extend the activity. My dino mad son loves his little triceratops’ and has them proudly displayed on his wall. We had so much fun making these little guys and they were just so simple and easy to make too, perfect for my preschool age boy.
If you are not using coloured paper plates you’ll want to start off by painting your paper plate and leaving it to dry. Once dry, take some coloured paper and cut out some semi-circles. Glue them half way around your paper plate to make your Triceratops’ frill.
Next give your triceratops two eyes. We used a white circle, a coloured circle and black circle and stuck them together to make ours.
Then, cut out a rounded triangle for the beak and glue it down just below your triceratops’ eyes.
Finish off by cutting out two curved horns and one straight one. Glue the curved horns on either side of the top of the head and then the straight one in the centre of the beak as you can see above. Your paper plate triceratops is finished! How adorable are they? Totally roarsome!
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