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September 5, 2012

Styrofoam Piggies

I'm excited to share these cute little piggies with you today. They were so much fun to make with my kids.

You will need:
-4-inch Styrofoam ball
-four 2-inch long golf tees
-pink chenille stem
-pink acrylic paint
-large wiggly eyes
-large pink pom-pom
-2 black paper punched holes
-black marker or paint

1. First, paint your Styrofoam ball and golf tees pink and let them dry completely.

2. While the paint was drying we went ahead and used school glue to glue the black paper punched holes to the large pink pom pom to make the nose.

3. After the pink paint is dry, mark where the legs go by by poking the golf tees into the bottom of the Styrofoam ball in a square shape. Then I removed the tees, put some hot glue in the holes for reinforcement, and then put the golf tees back in the holes.

4. You can see in my picture below, I couldn't decide which way I liked the legs better. We made one with the pokey part of the tee inside the holes, and one with the tee turned around and the pokey part at the bottom. If you do the pokey part at the bottom, still poke holes into the Styrofoam like I said, just to mark the spots where the legs will go.

5. After the legs are attached, glue the nose onto the pig, the large wiggly eyes, and use a black marker or black paint to draw or paint on a mouth. At this point, we also used the black marker to color the bottom of the feet. If you want the mouth to stand out more, use paint. The marker doesn't look very solid because of the Styrofoam.

6. Next cut two- 2 1/2 inch pieces of the pink chenille stem for the ears. Fold them in half to make a V-shape, and poke them into the pig above the eyes. For the tail, we used a 4 inch piece of chenille stem wrapped around a pencil and then poked into the back of the pig. I don't know what it is about a little curly tail, but it is just so stinkin' adorable!!

Wondering what we've been reading to go along with this craft?
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
A spoof on the three little pigs story, this time told from the wolf's point of view. Such a fun story! After reading it we talked about the original story in the pigs' point of view.

Happy Crafting!!




Smallgood said... Best Blogger Tips

One of my favorite books because there are always different perspectives on things. And wolves aren't always big and bad (coming from someone married to Bigbad). :) Adorable as always, and I'm loving your blog look right now.

Alecia @ ChickenScratch NY said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the little feet! So cute!

stlavonlady said... Best Blogger Tips

What a cute, fun craft project. Plus it is one I good actually do. : ) P.S. Love the book you guys are reading. One of my favs!

New follower from the Mingle With Us Blog Hop. Hope you can drop by. Thanks! Julie from Stlavonlady – Scatterbrained In St. Louis

Michelle said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for your comment on my blog :-) I think I've lost most of my readers :-( These pigs are too darn cute!! I used to have this book but you know how it goes.....I think another teacher borrowed it at some point......rats! It IS a good one too :-)

carrytim said... Best Blogger Tips

Styrofoam comes in a wide variety of shapes that can be used as a base for handmade Christmas ornaments. You can add color, sparkle and texture to Styrofoam and create custom ornaments for your tree. Before you begin, choose a shape you like and add an eye hook from the hardware store to make the ornament easy to hang and display. Choose glue based projects if you are making ornaments with small children; bigger kids and teens can apply decorative elements using pins as well.

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rm mc said... Best Blogger Tips

These just may be the cutest animals craft I have ever seen!!! Thanks for the idea!