Part of the summer fun at our house has been visiting a local farm often. It is ran by the local parks system and the toddler just loves it there. So to help her explore her current farm animal interest, we have been reading books about farm animals as well. Yesterday, we decided to make a paper plate pig. You may notice that a lot of our activities involve paper plates. They are cheap and easy to work with. That makes them the perfect supply!
- Paper Plate
- Pink Paint
- Pink Construction Paper
- A Brown or Black Crayon
- A Large Zip Lock Bag (Optional and convenient for smaller children)
We started by painting the paper plate pink. The toddler is just shy of 18 months, so while we sometimes let her paint with her hands, it is much easier to contain the paint in a plastic bag and let her paint that way. After it was painted, we let it dry for several hours. While it was drying, I cut out a nose shape and added to “nostrils” with a crayon. I also cut out two triangle ears. Once it was dry, I helped her glue them on.
After the nose and ears were glued on, I had my little one help me draw on the mouth. I then drew on the eyes. The older your child is, the less help they will need!