How to Make Crafts and Learning Activities Relating to Pigs
Paper Pig Holding a Note Craft Writing Activity
Use this plain craft as a writing activity for books about pigs. Assign your children books to read that are about pigs. Have them write summaries of the stories on a chunk of paper and gauze them to the pigs’ mouth.
Pink Construction Paper (Optional)
White Paper and Pink Crayons (Optional)
How to Make the Paper Pig Craft:
1. Print out the pig pattern onto pink paper or use white paper and have your children color the patterns pink.
Instant Download Pattern $Two.00 –
Two. Have your children write a story about a pig or a summary of a story about pigs, fold up the paper and gauze it to the pigs mouth.
Muddy Pig Picture
Make lots of copies of this craft. Your children will very likely want to do more than one. You can also use them for your bulletin board display.
What you will need: Paper, crayons, brown kid’s paint, chunks of sponge.
1. Print out the pattern and make copies onto powerful paper. (Printable Pattern available to members.)
Two. In class have the children color their pictures and then use brown paint and paint mud onto the picture using chunks of sponge.
Muddy Pig Paper Cup and Craft Stick Craft Kids Can Make
Pink 9-oz. Paper Cups
Regular-sized Craft Rams
How to Make the Muddy Pig Cup Craft:
1. Print out the Cup Pig Pattern onto card stock and cut it out.
Instant Digital Download – Includes pig pattern and fence sheet.
Two. Cut the rim off the cup.
Four. Gauze the pattern around the cup so the edge of the pattern lines up with the bottom edge of the cup. Trace around the pattern and then liquidate it.
Five. Cut on the lines you traced. Fold down the ears and gams.
6. In class have your children glue the craft slams on the fence pattern page to make the pig pen, and then glue the paper cup pig on top of the pig pen.
7. To finish have them use brown paint on the picture to make the pig and pig pen muddy.
Piggy Bank Made from Recycled Plastic Container
Large Plastic Container
Low Temp. Glue Gun
Scissors and knife
How to Make a Piggy Bank From a Plastic Container:
1. Clean and dry your container and then cut a slit in the one side of the container big enough to insert coins with a knife.
Two. Paint the container and gams the color you would like your pig except for where you will glue on the gams. The paint will pull away from the container if you glue the gams onto it.
Trio. When the paint is dry glue on the gams.
Four. Cut ear shapes from joy foam and glue them onto the pig.
Five. To finish add a pretty design and glue on eyes.
Created by Corrin Burner
Resting Pig Paper Plate Craft
Two dinner sized paper plates (mighty duty is best, but the cheap ones will work)
Four 5-ounce Dixie Cups
Construction Paper or Card Sstock
Pink and Black Paint
Low Temperature Glue Gun or Stapler
Pink Pipe Cleaner
1. Make the four gams very first. Cut the side seams (the part of the cup that has been glue together) out of the cup and then squeeze the sides together rolling the sides over each other. Glue or staple the sides together. You want to make the top part of the cup much smaller. Do this for all four gams. Make a crease on both sides of the gams at the top so that the seams are on the bottom. Cut about one inch down on each side at the creases and slide them onto a dinner sized paper plate that is set upright so that the seams of the gams are facing down. Glue or staple them to the plate.
Two. Make a tail for the pig out of the pipe cleaner and staple it onto the same paper plate.
Three. Turn another dinner sized paper plate upside down and glue it on top of the plate with the feet.
Four. For the head, cut two slits down the side of a paper cup. Bring the sides of slits together and glue or staple them making two darts at about where the sides of the mouth will end.
Five. Cut out two ears from construction paper or card stock and glue them to the back of the cup.
6. Glue the cup to the top of the paper plate as shown.
7. Paint the pig pink and the bottoms of the feet black.
8. Draw eyes on a chunk of card stock, cut them out, and glue them to the head. Draw in the nose and mouth.
Three Little Cajun Pigs by Mike Artell
Your children will love this classical Three Little Pig story told from the Cajun perspective. Children are introduced to French words and Cajun cuisine and dialect in this humorous lyrical story. The delightful illustrations depict the style and rhythm beautifully.
Read this story several times before you attempt to read it to your child. The pronunciation and Cajun dialect takes some getting used to. But you will find it is joy to read once you catch on.
Pigericks from “The Book of Pigericks ” by Arnold Lobel
Read Pigericks from “The Book of Pigericks” and have your children write their own limericks. They may even want to illustrate them. To find out more about how to write limericks go to www.gigglepoetry.com .