How to make a papier mache piggy bank

This easy-to-follow tutorial is a great way to keep your little ones busy. Download our piggy template, print and cut out the pig’s ears, snout, tail and feet to attach to your papier mache body

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This paper mache piggy bank is fun to make and our downloadable template makes it easy to do – whether you’re naturally crafty or not!

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You’ll need:

  • Liquid Paints
  • PVA Glue
  • Old Newspaper
  • Balloons
  • Sticky Tape
  • Paint Brushes
  • Card
  • Safety Scissors
  • Wiggly Eyes (optional)
  • A copy of our downloadable pig template printed out
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Step 1

Inflate your balloon to make the body of the pig. Print out the template here. Glue on card then cut out each of the shapes for the pig’s ears, snout, tail and feet. 

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Step 2

Bend the leg and snout pieces into shape and use tape to hold in place. Then fix the legs, ears and snout onto the balloon using sticky tape.

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Step 3

Dilute 1 part PVA with 2 parts water. Then use the mixture to attach newspaper pieces to the balloon. Cover the whole surface with strips of newspaper.

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Step 4

Leave your piggy bank to dry overnight.

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Step 5

When dry, paint him! You can either paint on the pig’s eyes or glue on wiggly eyes. Then, wait for the paint to dry. 

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Step 5

Brush your pig with PVA glue and water for a shiny finish. Finally, to turn your piggy into a place to store pocket money, pop the balloon inside and make a small hole the size of a 50 pence piece in the top.

The Galt Toys website if full of fun crafty ideas to keep little ones busy, as well as a whole host of great arts and craft supplies for creative projects! Take a look at www.galttoys.com

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