Pig Snout Project

 
Pig Snout Project


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What You'll Need:

  • Cardboard Egg Cartons
  • Thin Elastic String
  • Scissors
  • A Skewer or Pen
  • Newspaper
  • Pink Tempera or Other Water-Based Paint
  • Paint Brushes (1 for each guest, if possible)
  • 1 Black Marker

Preparation:
  1. Collect paper egg cartons and cut off each egg cup (1 for each guest). These will become pig snouts during the party.
  2. Use the skewer or a pen to punch two small holes in the center of each cup to represent nostrils.
  3. Cut one 12"-length of elastic string for each snout.
  4. Punch a hole on the right and left sides of each cup to accommodate the elastic string.
    Note: It is best to attach the elastic to the snouts after the children have painted them.

At the Party:

Lay newspaper or another protective material over the surface where the children will be painting the snouts. Set out several jars of pink tempera or another water-based paint, as well as a paintbrush for each participating child.

Have the children paint the outside of each snout with pink paint, then let the snouts dry for at least 20 minutes. When they're dry, use a black marker to outline the nostrils. Finally, attach a piece of elastic string to each snout, and have your guests put on their creations. Be sure to take a picture of your Piggy Partygoers, too!