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Craft: Paper Mache Piggy Bank

Here is a fun and very messy craft to make. Use this piggy bank to store all your loose coins.

Note: Make sure to wear old clothing and cover your working area with lots of newspaper.

What you need:

Homemade paste (see paste recipe)
A balloon
Masking tape
Cardboard or box board
One cup from an egg carton
Pipe cleaner
Paint brushes
Varnish or Hodge Podge.
paper mache piggy bank

Paste Recipe:

Ask a grownup to help. Combine six cups of water with 3 cups of flour
and heat until mixture is like thick cream. Allow mixture to cool.

What you do:

While paste is cooling, collect your supplies.

1. Blow up the balloon and tie a knot at end. This will be the pig's body.
2. Cut or tear newspaper into strips.
3. Tape the cup from the egg carton on knot end of the balloon.
4. Cut two ears from the box board or cardboard and tape onto the balloon.
5. To make the legs:
A. Cut two circles from the box board or cardboard.
B. Cut circles in half.
C. Take each half circle and form cones.
D. Attach the legs with tape to the underside of your pig.
6. Cut and bend pipe cleaner into a curly tail and tape onto the large end of the balloon.
7. Paste on approximately 4 layers of newspaper strips over the entire pig.
8. Allow to dry for at least two days.
9. Ask a grownup to cut a rectangular coin slot in the top of your pig, then burst the balloon with a pin.
10. Decorate with paints and allow to dry.
11. Apply at least one coat of varnish or Hodge Podge to protect and strengthen your masterpiece.

We have lots of craft ideas for kids. Try some of these arts & crafts: Crafts, Autumn Crafts, Christmas Crafts, Earth Day Crafts, Easter Crafts, Father's Day Crafts, Halloween Crafts, Mother's Day Crafts, Spring Crafts, St. Patrick's Day Crafts, Summer Crafts, Thanksgiving Crafts & Valentine's Crafts. These activities for children will provide hours of fun.

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