Do you remember the first time you ever visited a farm? I went to a dairy farm on a class field trip in first grade and I was so disappointed. Cows are cool and all, but I wanted to see the pigs!
Kids are huge fans of pigs. I think it has something to do with the fact that they’re allowed to be as messy as they want to be. They don’t have to wipe their faces after eating. They don’t have to take a bath – at least not with soap and water. And they always look blissfully content. (Actually, I think I might envy them a little as an adult!)
So I wanted to make another one of our coffee filter crafts for kids – a coffee filter pig craft!
This is a really fun and simple craft to make, so it’s perfect for younger children.
Coffee Filter Crafts for Kids: Coffee Filter Pig Craft
To make this coffee filter pig craft, you’ll need the following: (Affiliate links are provided here for convenience. For details, see our Disclosure Policy.)
- One white basket coffee filter
- Construction paper (I used brown)
- Glue stick
- Pink marker (I like Mr. Sketch. Kids love the scents!)
One of the reasons this is a good craft for littles is because there’s no cutting involved. They can use the construction paper and coffee filter as is. Simple!
Start by drawing the pig’s eyes. Leave the whites uncolored so they’ll show up well later.
Then color the entire filter pink and glue it onto the center of the construction paper.
Draw an oval nose with two black slits. I used a brown crayon to lightly draw the oval (just to make sure the shape was right) and then traced over it with a black crayon.
Give the pig a smile. Pigs are happy!
At the top corners, use a black crayon to outline the ears. Use the pink marker to color them in. (The pink crayon doesn’t really show up on brown construction paper.)
Add a few polka-dots and you’re done!
“That’s all, folks!”
Okay, that was really corny.
Want to try more easy crafts? Take a look at these projects!
Get more ideas for easy craft projects on my Simple Crafts for Kids Pinterest board!