These adorable snuffly paper plate pig masks are really easy to make and something children of all ages will love to have in their dressing up box. I really like that they sit on the forehead as some little ones don’t like wearing full face masks and it makes it much easier for glasses wearers too.
Springtime is such a wonderful season for getting children interested in animals and nature as there’s so much going on. The snowdrops and daffodils are beginning to poke through, the buds are appearing on the trees and the fields are home to frolicking lambs.
Perhaps you’ll be lucky enough to visit a local farm and see the baby animals? My children love the little piglets and always marvel at how small they are when first born and how many there are in a litter. It really is a magical time of year with so much to see, experience and chatter about. These paper plate pig masks are a great simple play resource you can enjoy making together to carry on the learning and exploration within the home.
How To Make A Paper Plate Pig Mask
You will need
- 1 large paper plate
- pink paint
- felt pen
- small cup for drawing around.
Paint the paper plate pink and allow to dry.
Using pencil draw a light line across the plate to divide it in half. Place your cup slightly over the line in the middle of the plate and draw lightly around it to mark out the snout.
Cut it out and rub out any remaining pencil marks. Draw on the snout features.
Cut the remaining piece of plate in half and then cut off the ridged edge using two straight lines to make ears. Use the picture above as a guide.
Staple the ears in place.
Make a small hole on either side of the mask and thread the elastic through and tie with a knot. For extra strength I secure with a piece of sticky tape too.
Measure the mask against the wearer. You may need to cut away a little section on either side for the eyes.
Add any additional features to the ears and snout and enjoy snuffling for truffles.
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