Autumn is the time of year we eagerly await the arrival of our piglets. This year Sally delighted us with 14 healthy piglets. They are quite delightful and really become the focus of our morning tractor and trailer feed run with the holiday guests here on the farm. To tie in with their popularity we have been majoring on Piglet crafts in our weekly activity hour. From Piglet face snouts and farm collecting pots to Pig writing and pencil control with our Twinkl education worksheets for early years we have whiled away an hour of crafts each week. However my most creative and popular has to be these adorable toilet roll pigs which are perfect from toddlers upwards with a little help on scissor and stapler tasks. They form part of a whole series of farm animal crafts so do come back again if you like this one.
What you’ll need
Pink or pink and black wool
Old cereal box or light card
Stapler or paper glue
Felt tip pen
Googly eyes – optional
Lightly squeeze the top end of your toilet roll enough to get a pair of scissors around it
Cut diagonally from part way down the toilet roll towards the top but making sure not to cut off the triangle shape you are creating on both sides of the toilet roll.
Tease out the triangle flaps to form piggy ears.
Cut 8 nicks evenly into the other end of the toilet roll
Cut away or fold up every other cut to form the legs.
Now take a piece of pink wool and, leaving an inch hanging off, wind it round the body from the bottom up and back down again to give a good covering.
Leave another inch or so at the end and tie to the start piece to form the tail.
Cut a large and small circle from a cereal box and place these over one and other stapling or gluing into place.
Use felt tip or googly eyes to make your piglet eyes.
A few additions you could try
Fill a cereal box or egg box with grass cuttings or shredded paper to give your pig a home.
Make a family of pigs with a Mummy Pig from a kitchen roll and piglets from toilet rolls.
Talk about food pigs eat and a little about breads and lifestyle.
Try our Pig learning to write and colouring sheet from our education pages.
If you have post about something you have made with something from nature or something you would have otherwise have thrown away please come and share on Trash 2 Treasure. The linky runs on the 1st Monday of every month and stay open for the full month. Post can take any form, all that matters is that the item made has been upcycled from something of little value or found in nature. I’d love you to join me and there is a winner each month thanks to the awesome folk at Duck Tape Colours. The September link up now running is all about back to school while October will lead with Halloween crafts.
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“Tales from the farmers wife” shares the funny and interesting happenings on our lovely holiday farm with Farmer Nick and our 6 children. A behind the scenes look on balancing family, farming, the holiday business and cooking for all.