Paper Pig Puppet

One of my kid’s favorite stories is the story of the three little pigs. Using this paper pig puppet you can add some fun to this classic and favorite story of mine.

I just love how this story teaches kids about how important it is to try their best to accomplish their goals. As the pigs worked together they work hard for the best outcome. Such a great lesson for kids of any age.

Using paper bag puppets can really help your kids engage more in the story and possibly come up with their own storylines. Make this paper puppet with your little ones and see how fun they have playing and laughing together! It’s made us have some really unforgettably fun family nights. 

Paper Pig Puppet

Paper Pig Puppet

Crafts that can be interactive are just so much fun. I love when the kids get the chance to play with their creations and use them to have their imaginations run wild. It’s especially nice when the crafts are made of materials that are easily available and affordable like paper bags.

Some of the fun crafts that we’ve made with paper bags already like this frog, owl, and even these adorable monsters, were some of my kid’s favorite crafts. I think they really enjoyed that you could be so imaginative with them. They are perfect for storytelling and discovering the art of playing pretend. 

If you and your kids love to play pretend or if you are trying to teach them how this Paper Pig Puppet is the perfect tool! 

How to make Paper Pig Puppet

Paper Pig Puppet

Supplies

Paper Pig Puppet

How to Make a Paper Pig Puppet 

  • Select gray and 2 different shades of pink colored craft papers for the pig papercraft. Trace the body base, head, outer ear layouts, and tail and leg patterns on the light pink colored paper; trace the nose and inner ear patterns on dark pink colored craft paper; and trace the hoof patterns on the gray colored craft paper. Cut out the patterns using scissors. You can use the eyes directly from the template.
Paper Pig Puppet
  • Attach the inner ear cutouts in the middle of the outer ear cutouts; attach the hoof patterns on the bottom side of the leg cutouts.
Paper Pig Puppet
  • Attach the eye cutouts on the top side and the nose pattern on the middle part of the head pattern.
Paper Pig Puppet
  • Use a sharpie to draw the nose and mouth of the papercraft pig puppet.
Paper Pig Puppet
  • You can craft your own custom sized paper bag from brown wrapping paper or you can use store-bought brown paper bags. We will use the bottom side of the bag as the top side of the puppet pattern. Attach the leg patterns near the open side of the paper bag.
Paper Pig Puppet
  • Attach the body base pattern on the top side of the legs, on the paper bag. Attach the tail on either side of the paper bag.
Paper Pig Puppet
  • Attach the head pattern of the papercraft pig on the bottom flat side of the paper bag and then flatten the bottom side with the rest of the pattern.
Paper Pig Puppet

Tips and Tricks

  • Use pipe cleaner for the tail. This could be a really fun way to add texture and make the pigs tail even more swirly! You may need to use hot glue to attach this piece. 

More Fun With Pigs!

There are so many other fun ways to use pigs in your fun time. My family has really enjoyed this great Goliath Pop the Pig Game. It’s so fun to anticipate when the pig is going to pop. Sometimes it makes us jump but it always makes us laugh! 

My daughter has been loving animals lately so I found her this super cute Pig Faux Fur Eye Mask & Cozy Socks Set. She loved it and wore it all the time! This would also be perfect for slumber parties. 

We love reading If You Give a Pig a Pancake. It is such a classic and always an adorable read. 

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Paper Pig Puppet

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One of my kid’s favorite stories is the story of the three little pigs. Using this paper pig puppet you can add some fun to this classic and favorite story of mine.

Materials

  • Colored craft papers
  • Paper bag
  • Craft glue
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

Instructions

  • Select gray and 2 different shades of pink colored craft papers for the pig papercraft. Trace the body base, head, outer ear layouts, and tail and leg patterns on the light pink colored paper; trace the nose and inner ear patterns on dark pink colored craft paper; and trace the hoof patterns on the gray colored craft paper. Cut out the patterns using scissors. You can use the eyes directly from the template.
  • Attach the inner ear cutouts in the middle of the outer ear cutouts; attach the hoof patterns on the bottom side of the leg cutouts.
  • Attach the eye cutouts on the top side and the nose pattern on the middle part of the head pattern.
  • Use a sharpie to draw the nose and mouth of the papercraft pig puppet.
  • You can craft your own custom sized paper bag from brown wrapping paper or you can use store-bought brown paper bags. We will use the bottom side of the bag as the top side of the puppet pattern. Attach the leg patterns near the open side of the paper bag.
  • Attach the body base pattern on the top side of the legs, on the paper bag. Attach the tail on either side of the paper bag.
  • Attach the head pattern of the papercraft pig on the bottom flat side of the paper bag and then flatten the bottom side with the rest of the pattern.

Notes

  • Use pipe cleaner for the tail. This could be a really fun way to add texture and make the pigs tail even more swirly! You may need to use hot glue to attach this piece. 

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