Paper Plate Pig Craft Project

When I was a young adult, I was able to finally visit my family’s farms in the midwest. It was truly one of those experiences that will stay with me for the rest of my life. We were able to feed newborn cows, and milk mama cows. And, we visited and played with little piglets. My sister, who was a younger teenager at the time, even tried to smuggle a piglet back home. I was so thankful for the opportunity to visit and take video and photos to bring home and show my students. One of our favorite art projects was always the paper plate pig craft we made after we watched the video of the pigs in the barn.

Paper Plate Pig Craft

Paper Plate Pig Craft Project

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Farm Pig Project Supplies:

  • Red and white paint and paint brush.
  • Scissors.
  • School glue.
  • Paper plate. 
  • Pink construction paper.
  • Googley eyes.
  • Black marker or sharpie.
  • Optional – small roll of tape or cup and a pencil to trace to make a circle.

While I was on the farm I learned that pigs are very friendly creatures. They like to stay with their family of about 8-12 pigs (related or not). I also learned that they cannot sweat, because of that, they are often found in the mud to help regulate their temperatures. And, their snout is used for so many things, including rooting out a nest for the mother pig to birth in. It was really fascinating to watch the pigs.

Now, let’s get started making this fun paper plate pig craft!

First, gather your supplies. We used less than half a sheet of pink construction paper, so you could easily use a scrap of paper for this project.

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Begin by adding red and white paint to the paper plate. Then, use the paint brush to mix the paint, and cover the plate with pink paint.

While you wait for the paint to dry, cut out the nose and ears. If the paint isn’t dry yet, take this time to learn about pigs.

After the paint has fully dried, use a black marker to add nostrils to the small construction paper circle you cut out. Then, use school glue to attach the nose to the middle of the paper. Add the eyes above the nose, and the construction paper ears on the top of the paper.

That’s it! I hope this fun project has inspired you to create your own paper plate pig craft project! You could even make a whole paper plate farm.

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