Squigly Arts and Crafts

Make A Paper Mache Piggy Bank

Here is a fun and very messy craft to make. Make this Paper Mache Piggy bank to to store all your spare change.

paper mache piggy bank

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

What you need:

Paste Recipe:

Instructions follow below the video…

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:
    • Cut two circles from the box board or cardboard.
    • Cut circles in half.
    • Take each half circle and form cones.
    • 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.