So we are IN the Year of the Dog and are heading towards the Year of the Pig this Chinese New Year!! We love a good animal themed craft.. and so I thought it would be great to bring together our favourite Pig Crafts for Kids. They are perfect not only for Chinese New Year and the Year of the Pig 2019, but also great for anyone working on Farmyard Crafts or Fairy Tale Crafts (i.e.g Three Little Pig Stories!). The marority are not pig template crafts – but crafts that you can basically just get stuck into! Super nice and easy. Whether it is a muddy pig craft or a pig activities for preschool that you are after.. read on!
So.. are you ready for our collection Pig Crafts for Kids? The perfect farm animal crafts for kid….?
Easy Pig Crafts for Kids
We have a nice ecclectic mix of pig crafts for you today.. from Paper Pig Crafts (we do adore the Paper Pig Cootie Catchers) to Pig Crafts for Preschoolers (check out those adorable Egg Carton Pig Noses).. something for everone I hope!
Let’s begin with our Paper Pig Crafts!
We adore these little Paper Pigs – turn pink paper into Paper Pig Cootie Catchers – great to play with either as a traditional fortune teller with messages inside or as little pig hand puppets!
No Red Ted Art round up is complete with out a Corner Bookmark.. and we don’t just have ONE Pig Corner Bookmark but two.. one is your traditional cute Paper Pig Bookmark Corner, the other is….
… for Pig Minecraft lovers. Yes a Minecraft Pig Bookmark Corner! Yay!
Next, of course we need a How to make an Origami Pig Face post too – a great easy origami pattern for kids!
Super simple and fun Paper Pig Puppets to play with!
Though you have to draw your own Pig in this Science Toy, we do have a basic globe template.. make your pig magically appear and in the globe with this great Victorian Toy (with template) – grab your Thaumatrope here.
A cute and simple paper pig which is also great for fine motor skills. See the whole herd of pigs over on Serendipitous Discover
Recycled Pig Craftsf or Kids
Well, See What We Did Today sure made me smile with these seriously cute and easy Egg Carton Pig Noses. The perfect little piggy dress up for kids!
We love a good recycled pig craft and I Heart Crafty Things really is the queen of Paper Bag animals. Check out this adorable Paper Bag Pig today!
Other Pig Activities and Crafts!
How CUTE are these 3D Paper Plate Pig Masks? Perfect for any 3 Little Pigs school plays or for Year of the Pig celebrations. Simply adorable!
In Germany Pigs are consider good luck (well then they really are perfect for Chinese New Year and the Year of the Pig, right?!)… and people often make these cute adn easy little Marzipan pigs as small New Year’s Gifts for friends. So cute and tasty! If you don’t like Marzipan you can of course make them out of fondant as well. Or wait.. make them from Polymer Clay and you have a super cute Pig Keychain craft too!
Easy Pig Cupcakes! These are serioulsy adorable!
Pig Pencil Topper made from conkers
Or how about these super duper easy and cute Pom Pom Pigs? So fun. More info over on The Pinterested Parent!
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Here are some pig facts for you:
What is a group of pigs called?
The name is different depending on the AGE of the pigs! A group of young pigs are called a drift, drove or littler. Older pigs are called sounder of pigs (if wild) or a herd of pigs.
What do pigs eat?
Pigs are omnivores, which means they eat everything. In the wild they mainly eat leaves, roots and fruits – but also some insects and fish!
What are baby pigs called?
Piglets! A male pig is a boar and a female pig who has had piglets is a sow, if she hasn’t had babies she is called a gilt.
What is the pig’s nose called?
A pigs nose is called a snout. Pigs are foraging animals and they use their snouts to find food. A pigs nose is has a great sense of smell! That is why they are used to help hunt out truffles.
Can Pigs Swim?
There is an island in the Bahamas where you can regularly see wild pigs swim!