Make A Paper Plate Pig Mask

cute paper palte pig maskThese 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.

Adorable Pink Paper Plate Pig Mask, Perfect For Your Little Snuffle Monster.

Adorable Pink Paper Plate Pig Mask, Perfect For Your Little Snuffle Monster.

How To Make A Paper Plate Pig Mask

You will need

  • 1 large paper plate
  • pink paint
  • stapler
  • felt pen
  • elastic
  • small cup for drawing around.
  • pencil
  • eraser
  • scissors


stage 1 paper plate pig maskStage 1
Paint the paper plate pink and allow to dry.

stage 2 paper palte pig maskStage 2
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.

stage 3 paper plate pig maskStage 3
 Cut it out and rub out any remaining pencil marks. Draw on the snout features.

stage 4 paper plate pig maskStage 4
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.

stage 5 paper plate pig maskStage 5
Staple the ears in place.

stage 6 paper plate pig maskStage 6
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.

stage 7 paper plate pig maskStage 7
Measure the mask against the wearer. You may need to cut away a little section on either side for the eyes.

stage 8 paper plate pig maskStage 8
Add any additional features to the ears and snout and enjoy snuffling for truffles.

Oink, Oink…….snuffle!


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  1. I love your masks. They are such a creative way of using a paper plate. I think my little one might be going to a farmyard themed party wearing one of these masks in a few weeks time!
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    • Emma (My Little 3 and Me) says:

      Oh a farmyard themed party sounds great fun, lucky you. The masks would be brill for that. I’ll be posting an Easter Bunny one next that you might like too. x

  2. Hi, your paper plate masks are great! I’ve linked back to this post on my blog:

  3. What a brilliant activity recently posted…Machiavellian Morello Cherry LoafMy Profile

  4. These are brilliant!! My children love wearing masks…we’ve got a big dressing up box and these would be a great addition! Thank you for sharing.
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  5. Very creative, and I love the facial expression of your model!
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  6. Love the masks and love the big grin behind it!!
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  7. This is adorable, and so easy to make!
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  8. We love paper plate crafts and this looks fun :)
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  9. Now that is one fab looking mask and one happy looking little guy :) x
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  10. That’s fantastic – what a great idea x

  11. The step-wise instructions with photos are perfect. Looks like you had great fun making and playing with it x
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    • Emma "My Little 3 and Me" Smith says:

      That’s so great to hear thanks, it’s hard to know sometimes quite how many photos to include.

  12. What fun! I like the idea of them going on top of the head!
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    • Emma "My Little 3 and Me" Smith says:

      My children much prefer masks that don’t cover their eyes so this works really well for them.

  13. They look fab!
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  14. Great idea, bet my boy would love this.
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  15. Lovely mask – I’m often looking for things to do with paper plates, so this looks right up my street.
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  16. Great mask and what a fab photo of it being worn! LOVE!

  17. This is brilliant. I need to try it with JD!
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  18. Hee hee – Love it!
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  19. This is such a fun crafting activity. I love pigs. :)
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  20. Oh that is so cute! I don’t really do crafts any more but I know a good mask when I see one, well done.
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  21. Oh gosh I adore this, off to pin it!
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  22. I love your masks. I’ve just notice that there is more of them :-)
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  23. I think this is a really good mask – easy to make and not too ‘fussy’ but Peakles would adore it mainly because is pink!
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  24. Oh what a lovely pig! We are just into paper plate crafts at the moment so shall probably give this a go too – thanks for the instructions :)
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