Farm animals are really popular in our house. This paper pig is super simple and turned out so cute! With slight modifications, this activity is great from kids between 18 months and 6 years old!
- Pink Construction Paper
- Green Construction Paper
- Colored Pencil, Marker, Or Crayon
- Googly Eyes
The prep work for this craft takes under five minutes. Mr. Not so Crafty took toddler chasing duty while I cut out two circles (one bigger than the other), two rectangles, an oval like shape for the snout, two small triangles, and a tail shape. I am not good at drawing things, so your tail may be way better than my tail. If your little one is three or four, try just drawing the shapes and letting them cut it all out. If your one is five or older, then try telling them the shapes and letting them do the drawing and the cutting! This is great fine motor skill practice as well as shape recognition practice.
After I finished the prep work, Mr. Not So Crafty brought the little one to her highchair so she could get to work on her pig! We handed her parts one at a time and she glued them on the paper.
After letting it dry for a little bit, we helped our little one glue on the eyes and draw on a mouth and nostrils. The older your child is, the less help they will need with this step! After that, it was all finished! When planning this, we didn’t actually plan for it to hang off the page, but that is how it worked out. We encourage you to just let your little ones creativity flow, even if the results are different than you had pictured in your head.