Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Valentine Pig Candy Jars

This week on Tip me Tueday i wanted to feature the cutest project that B and I did for his teachers. B loves do draw or do anything crafty so he wanted to do something special for his teachers this year for valentines day and being the crafty mommy I am I wanted to make something. It wasnt hard to find a 4 year old something to craft on give them scissors, glue and some paper and there off and running, but being the perfectionist I am it had to be cute and unique. I came across a picture of the cutiest Valentines Day Craft at Michaels and new that PIGS were in our future. They turned out so cute and B and C both had a blast helping. Even fireman helped out which is amazing because he really isnt in to the whole craft seen . Here is the list of items that you need to make a

Valentines Pig Candy Jar

(this project can be modified )

Materials We Used

Feel free to get shapes already cut out


Glue for ceramics and foam

1 pink foam sheet

1 White foam sheet

1 red foam sheet

1 pen

4 in terracotta pot

3.5 in saucer (optional) instead of foam hearts on bottom

pink acrylic paint

black sharpie

1 pink chenille pipe cleaner

hot glue gun (for mommies only)

First, cut cut out all the shapes we drew ours out on paper first then cut them out.

Second paint the pots pink inside and out, let dry over night.

Cut out 1 pink circle to glue in bottom inside of pot to seal up the hole so the candy doesnt leak out.

First start by gluing the heart shapes to the base of the pot this is a total of 4 hearts to make the feet, then glue on eye lids to eyes then draw in the pupils, second glue nose then the hearts for the mouth. We used a sharpie bold to draw the mouth and the circles for the nose, but could also use stickers.

take a pencil and wrap the pipe cleaner around until it becomes curley then hot glue the pipe cleaner to the back of the pot this will be the tail for the piggy.

Last add your favorite candy for your valentine or your favortie teacher. This was such a great craft for my 4 year old he enjoyed spending quality time with mommy but easy enough that my 2 year old was able to help. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.


winterpeachblog said...

Those are darling! Of course I would find them three weeks after Valentine's Day! Arlene

Crafty Mom said...

Arlene, thats okay the nice thing about his craft you can change it for each holiday make it a bunny for easter instead of a pig paint the pot white and use easter egg shapes then use the pipe cleaners to make ears that would be cute or for St. Patricks day you could make a green pig out of shamrocks. Stay tuned Monday I will be posting a St. Patricks Day Craft and Outfit for Made by you Monday

Melissa~ said...

Oh, that is so cute! I might try and tweak that for a Mother's Day craft! Love it!

♥ Melissa~
Pink Paper Peppermints

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