Last week while we were working on our Three Little Pigs scenes we also made some paper plate little pigs. The plan was to add popsticks to the bottom and use them as masks of a kind but we ended up displaying them. I think when we take them down we still might add the popsticks.
We started off by painting the paper plates a light pink colour. We also painted an A4 sheet of paper with a darker shade of pink to use for the snout and ears later on. We left them to dry overnight.
The next day we drew an oval shape on the darker pink paper and some triangular ear shapes and then cut them out. We glued them onto the paper plate and drew in other features such as eyes, nostrils and a mouth.
The children then had the option of adding other accessories if they wanted to. Some added bow ties and others added hats. Some children decided against any accessories and left their pigs bare. One child drew glasses on his pig. He told me he did that because he was the smart pig who built his house out of bricks.
On another table we used our texta and water painting technique to colour some sequencing pictures of the three little pigs story. We basically colour just a little area and then use the water to spread the texta as a paint. Obviously you need to use water based textas and not permanent markers. We’ll cut the pictures out and put them in the right order later this week. I found this sequencing sheet on Pinterest. It was a little grey for my liking so I lightened the sheet up in Photoshop and printed out the modified copy. I think a few shades lighter on the photocopier would work also.