Make A Paper Plate Pig Mask

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.Make a paper plate pig mask. A fun animal craft to promote imaginative play.

How To Make A Paper Plate Pig Mask

Supplies To make A Pig Mask

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

How To Make A Paper Plate Pig Mask

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
Add any additional features to the ears and snout and enjoy snuffling for truffles.Make a paper plate pig mask. A fun animal craft to promote imaginative play.

Oink, Oink…….snuffle!

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Comments

  1. says

    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!

    • 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

    • 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.

    • 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.

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