Paper Mache Piggy Bank
We know you've got a lot of plans this 2014! Why not make a craft, do some
art... as a good start! This project is for all those dreams that need to
be saved up for. Just fill up to fulfill! It's
perfect for children and hobbyists alike. It's really fun to make together and
also great to give as a gift to someone special. We want you to enjoy making this very doable project made by Papemelroti artist Patsy Paterno.
Please click on the images to enlarge.
What you need:
toilet paper rolls
bit of rope
How to do it:
Gather your materials.
The items we chose are
easily found in local shops selling arts and crafts shops or
party supplies. Any type of balloon will do though the
thing to remember is that the size of the pig will be the
same as the largest size possible of the blown up balloon.
The color of the balloons don't really matter since these
will be painted over.
Inflate the balloon.
It will sound a little like
*Do make sure that with the
steps after this, you have a protective covering over the
area you are working on to prevent anything to be painted on
Make the sticky mixture, cut the paper into thin strips and
Use 1:1 ratio of glue and
water for the sticky mixture. You may use newspaper as
it is the most economical. Strips of about 1/4 inch
width would be good. Mix it up in a plastic cup with a
Spread the strips along the surface of the balloon using the
mixture as the adhesive.
This will be the pigs
"body". The smoother the surface, the nicer your pig
Attach the tail.
Use a bit of rope and insert
the edge of the "tail" under the back before it is totally
covered up in the strips.
Make the snout and legs.
Cut the toilet paper rolls
to make some cylindrical shapes. You can also use cardboard
instead of toilet paper rolls - just use masking tape to
make the cylinders. Use cardboard for the snout.
Attach the snout and legs.
Use masking tape to secure
the parts to the pig "body". The snout can go over the
part where the balloon is tied together to hide it.
Paint over the pig.
Use your paintbrush to cover
the whole pig with white acrylic paint, including the snout and legs.
Color the pig.
This part is soooo much fun!
You can go wild painting all the colors of the rainbow.
At this point you can
already mark with a pencil where you wish to put the hole to
make this into a bank. Use your cutter to make the
hole. It can be 2" long and 1/4 inch wide.
Paint some more!
The pig has a lot more color
now. You can even use different textures so as to create a
|11. Attach the ears!
Don't forget this (we almost
did!) Use the same method
Paint ears with gouache.
Take a look and see!
She pig has a lot more color now. You can even use different
textures so as to create a grungy effect.
Decorate and write
If you look closely at the
images on the left, you can will see writings on the pig.
Top it off with a beautiful ribbon.