A couple years ago David and I made a pig using a 2 litter bottle. I found the craft in Martha Stewart’s Good Things for Kids magazine. (It’s also on Martha’s website here.) I really liked that magazine. Unfortunately I don’t think she publishes it anymore.
Today David asked if we could make another pop bottle pig. Since Valentine’s Day is coming up, I thought it would be fun to make a pink pig decorated with hearts. So here’s my variation on Martha’s idea.
Supplies you need:
1 2 Litter Bottle w/ cap
4 additional bottle caps
2 sheets of light pink construction paper
2 sheets of bright pink construction paper
1 black permanent marker
1 white pipe cleaner
heart shaped cookie cutters in different sizes if you have them
Step 1: Rise out your bottle, pull off the label and dry it off.
Step 2: Wrap the bottle with the light pink construction paper. Use tape to fasten the paper to the bottle. The paper won’t meet. That will be the bottom.
Step 3: On the bright pink paper draw several small hearts freehand or use a small heart-shaped cookie cutter to trace them. These will be the pig’s spots.
Step 4: Cut the hearts out.
Step 5: Glue the hearts in a random pattern on to the construction paper wrapped around the bottle.
Step 6: Take the cap off the bottle and trace around it on the bright pink paper.
Step 7: Cut out the circle. Screw the cap back on the bottle. Glue the circle to the cap. Draw two dots on the circle to make the nose.
Step 8: Draw or trace two large hearts on the light pink paper. Draw or trace two smaller hearts on the bright pink paper.
Step 9: Cut out the four hearts. Glue the bright pink hearts onto the center of the light pink hearts.
Step 10: Fold the “ears” in half to make a crease down the middle. Then fold back about a quarter inch of the bottoms of the ears to make a tab. Glue the tabs down to the pink construction paper above the nose.
Then put a piece of tape across each of the tabs. This helps the ears stand up better.
Step 11: Turn the pig over and use the hot glue gun to attach the four extra bottle caps to make the feet.
Step 12: To make the tail wrap the white pipe cleaner around a pencil to curl it.
Tape the tail on the back of the pig. Draw some eyes on with the black permanent marker. Then you have your Valentine’s pig.
Yeah, I know it’s girlie. Come on. I’m surrounded by boys and boy stuff every day. David thinks she’s, “Pretty.” He named her Petunia.