How to Make These Cute Paper Plate Piglets
Peakles loves making Paper Plate Piglets, do you? We are so excited to be back to reading new books this year and we have been avidly reading A.A. Milnes Winnie the Pooh! We have a book that includes the original illustrations by E H Shepherd and we have a more modern version that includes the illustrations that most people are familiar with from the films and merchandise.
Peakles asked why Piglet looked different in the two books so we decided to make some compare and contrast Piglets. This was a great activity and involved us comparing and contrasting the two books as well. These Piglets also helped Peakles think about the time scale of old and new illustrations. They were great story starters too and she is thinking up some lovely stories about the adventures the two Piglets could have!
Materials and Equipment Needed
paper plates pink paper scissors green paper
pencils pens pipe cleaners gluestick sticky tape
How We Made Paper Plate Piglets
First, Peakles cut the pink paper into pieces and then began to glue them onto one of the paper plates. Next, she asked me to draw Piglets head on another paper plate to cut around. We used this as a template for the other Piglet too. She then glued the green strips of paper onto the original Piglet’s body. As the glue was drying, Peakles coloured in Pink Piglets head, adding eyes a nose and mouth. She decided to leave the Green Piglet’s head as it was and asked me to draw the facial features on for her.
Once the glue had dried Peakles wrapped pink and black pipe cleaner around the bodies to make stripes and secured them by folding the ends of the pipe cleaner around the back of the plate. She then made some pipe cleaner arms and legs and stuck these onto the back of the paper plates with sticky tape.
Peakles really enjoyed making these Paper Plate Piglets, she was engrossed in what she was doing and even got her camera to take some photos of them holding hands! She also learned that by manipulating and pinching the pipe cleaners together she could form shapes and even make them stay on the plate with no glue!
It was interesting to hear Peakles talk about the similarities between the two piglets and the differences as well. She talked about the characters as two separate identities with common characteristics rather than the same character from the book. It was really interesting to see how she talked about this concept and how the two Piglets could interact with each other!
We cannot wait to make more characters from the books and see what sort of conversations and adventures they all have together!
Winnie the Pooh Day – Celebrating A.A. Milne’s Birthday
We join some fellow bloggers from around the globe who are celebrating the birthday of A. A. Milne, on 18th January. A.A. Milne created the stories about Winnie the Pooh for his son Christopher Robin. To find out more about this blog hop see Winnie the Pooh Day hosted by Peakle Pie.
As this is an international blog hop some posts will go live later than others. Please do click on the different links and find out what other things people have been exploring, creating or reading!
Make These Cute Paper Plate Piglets from Peakle Pie
Winnie the Pooh Book Review from Witty Hoots
Winnie-the-Pooh’s Honey Snacks from Kelly’s Classroom
Playing Winnie the Pooh’s Favourite Game – Pooh Sticks from Play & Learn Everyday
Where in The World is Winnie The Pooh? from Castle View Academy
Simple Art for Little Girl’s Room With Free Printable from Play Dough & Popsicles
DIY Winnie The Pooh Letters from Adventures of Adam
Whimsical Winnie the Pooh Kids Birthday Party from Crafty Mama in ME
Paper Plate Winnie the Pooh Craft from In the Playroom
Winnie the Pooh Play Doh Invitation to Play from Something 2 Offer
Honey Playdough from Glue Sticks & Gumdrops
Winnie the Pooh Sensory Bin from Raising Little Superheroes
Tracking Woozle: Animal Footprints from Line upon Line Learning
DIY Winnie The Pooh Figurines from Mama Smiles
Winnie the Pooh Characters Puppets and Play from Creative World of Varya
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