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Friday, May 15, 2009

Perky Pink Pig

Before I begin I just wanted to take a moment and apologize for my posts slacking off. I'm not quite sure what's going on here, but I can find NO time--NONE. I'm not even working now and I have less time than before. Actually, I think I'm really going crazy. My husband asked me what I was doing(he asked nicely), and as I recited the list I was thinking that doesn't sound like a lot. But anyway, I will keep trying.

Also, since I don't have specific themes going right now I am going to start posting a menagerie of items that happen to come my way. I have found some fun crafts which I made yesterday, hopefully it won't take me weeks to get them on the site. Anyway, thanks for your patience!

Off to perky pink pig. I was planning on making this at school, but ran out of time.

You will need:

1 small paper plate
1 large paper plate
paper fastener
pink paint
pink pipe cleaner
pink construction paper
wiggle eyes

The first step is to paint the backs of each paper plate pink. We don't have pink paint on hand so my plan was to mix the red and the white with the children to add another element.

After the paint is dry, take a pink pipe cleaner and wrap it around a finger to make it curly. Then poke it through the large paper plate for the tail. I did tape the back part to make sure it stayed in place. I also had to poke a small hole using the scissors tip to feed the pipe cleaner through.

Next, take the paper fastener and push it through the small paper plate, then push it through the large paper plate on the opposite side of the tail. Here again I poked a small hole with the scissors as the fastener had trouble pushing through.

The last step is to add piggy's face. I used wiggle eyes and cut some ears and a snout out of pink paper. I drew two nostrils with a black marker. Glue everything to the small paper plate. He's ready for the pen!

I didn't add any legs or feet, but I think he would look just as cute if you wanted to add these.

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Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice said...

So cute I love the tail! We will be doing this is a week when we get to farm animals.

Clemencia said...

thank you so much for posting this, it is sooo cute :)
about being super busy and not working, same here, work is never done staying at home

Bobbi & Noe said...

Great idea! It's adorable!

Miller Moments said...

So cute! Great with a farm unit.

melinda said...

heads up and no worries! mommies always understand the business of day to day. you'll find time, it will be:).
cute pig!