Ages: 2-4+ year-olds
- 11″ x 18 ” Tag Board, cut to fit the size of box.
- Brown Temper Paint
- Pink Temper Paint (I used Magenta, with white, and a small amount of brown)]
- Shallow Bowl
- Cardboard Box (I used a white office box lid, like the kind you get at Office Depot)
Directions for adult:
- Put pink tempera paint on sponge and smear on tag board to create colored background, and allow to dry. (If you have older children, they can do this part and then allow it to dry before moving on to the next part)
- Trace Pig on the back of the tag board. (Have older children use a template to trace)
- Place tag board in cardboard box.
- Add brown paint and marbles to a shallow bowl.
- Demo how to spoon the marbles onto the paper.
- Assist child is rolling the marbles back and forth.
- One paint is dry, cut out pig. (Older children can do this step)
Directions for child:
- Spoon marbles onto paper.
- Hold one end of the cardboard box to help roll the marbles.
- Return marbles to bowl.
- Add and return marbles till the child feels like the picture is completed.
When finished, combine with the brown Tractor Tracks with cut out Pig In the Mud Glue Pig to the mud with white glue (have child help you pick where to place pig, older children can do this on their own), and add googly eyes with hot glue.
- Fine Motor Skill: Spooning
- Handling various materials and supplies correctly.
Images of the Process
Read How Pig is a Pig