I think Spring might be one of the nicest times for crafting with kids as there’s lots going on to inspire you both! Spring crafts and farm animal crafts are always really popular so I thought I’d share a simple pig craft for preschoolers and toddlers that you can create.
Of course it’s suitable for older kids too so you can use this as a craft for school age kids but I thought I’d share specifically how you can use this for crafts for toddlers and then you can add on any more complicated bits (such as scissor skills) depending on the age and ability of your child.
If you’d like to see how this craft was made then you can check it out in the video below. It’s obviously a pretty simple one but I know both me and my kids sometimes like to watch stuff being done rather than reading the instructions! If you prefer to read them then you’ll find them underneath the video as well as some ideas for pig stories to share with your kids and some more easy farm crafts for kids.
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Pig Craft for Toddlers
To make this easy pig craft the main things that you’ll need are a paper plate, some pink card and some pink shredded paper. My paper was some that was used as packaging for a parcel I received but you can buy it online here too.
Start by covering your paper plate in glue, you’ll want PVA (school glue / Elmers) for this rather than a glue stick and toddlers can either squeeze it on themselves or spread it around the plate with a glue spreader.
Next up is the shredded paper. This stuff is just really nice for younger kids as it’s a really sensory material (we’ve used it for an Easter sensory bin for toddlers before) and I think it’s always nice to have a change from the normal paintbrush and paint approach to decorating everything. Of course if your toddler would rather just paint it go for that!
Depending on the age and ability of your child you can either cut out the ears, snout and eyes for them or they can do it themselves, if your child is new to holding scissors you could hold the card for them while they make the cuts and you (carefully) move the card around to help them create the ovals and triangles for the snout and ears.
As the ears are basically triangles you might be able to make them with two snips each of some card moved into the right place.
Got a young toddler? Cut out the card for them and they can place it into the right place on their pigs face, you can always have a chat about where the ears etc might go while you do this.
For the eyes you can stick on googly eyes but as we had none at home I’ve cut some out of cardboard and drawn the eyeballs in.
Pig Books For Toddlers
- That’s Not My Pig by Fiona Watt – we love all the That’s Not My books which are perfect for toddlers so this pig themed one would be perfect!
- Bedtime for Peppa by Scholastic – Peppa Pig has to be the obvious choice for anything pig related, we’ve got a quite a few Peppa books but I’m always keen on anything that might encourage a calm bedtime.
- Hamilton’s Hats by Martine Oborne – this book is a favourite round our house with it’s brave pig hero and lovely illustrations by Axel Scheffler
More Easy Farm Crafts for Kids
This sponge printed sheep craft is super easy to make.
While this doily rabbit craft is super cute looking!
Finally this easy chick craft would be a great way to decorate Easter cards too.