Little pig, little pig, let me come in…and play! Bring barnyard fun to a rainy day by making this simple pig nose, or make several noses and round up two of your child’s friends to act out the Three Little Pigs. Sharpen fine motor skills and brush up on word recognition by reading the well-known fairy tale aloud to make this well-rounded craft educational and fun.
Cut out a strip of pink construction paper that's about 6" x 3".
Roll the strip into a cylinder shape, so it’s about the same circumference as a toilet paper roll. Staple it in place at each end.
Trace around the circumference, or end of the stapled roll onto the remaining pink construction paper using a pencil.
Help your child cut on the outside edge of your line on the construction paper, leaving a bit of space between where you cut and where you drew the pencil line, to make a larger circle.
Carefully glue the edge of one side of the cylinder shape and place it down on the cut circle to complete the snout shape. Allow the snout to dry.
On the front of the snout, encourage your child to draw two oval shapes using a black marker.
Cut two lengths of pink yarn that are at least 8 inches each. Staple one piece of yarn to the center of each side of the back of the snout.
Help your kid tie the yarn together behind his head, and position the snout comfortably in place over his nose. Oink, oink!
Ellen Dean has worked as an art educator in Thailand since 2005, working with both children and adults. She has also been a professional artist working in painting, sculpture and photography since 1996.