Here, Piggy Piggy Piggy!
This week, we’ve been reading lots of pig-themed books including the ones pictured above. The book, “I know a Wee Piggy” does a great job reviewing colors by following a crazy little pig all over the fair. It’s written in the same style as “I know an old lady who swallowed a fly” and the kids loved all the pictures in this book.
We decided to recreate the wee piggy’s experience with some water-color paints. Want to follow along?
I started by sketching a piggy. Normally, I would print off a template, but my computer is completely on the fritz and won’t even turn on, so we had to go a little archaic today!
Once it was cut out and turned around, it didn’t look so bad. Right?
The kids glued their piggy onto a sheet of green paper and the coloring began!
Usually, I put a tiny drop of water onto each water color. This eliminates the need for a glass of water. Water glasses usually get spilled around here or they usually mean way too much water on the paper and not enough color! A drop of water fixes that problem.
We read through the book a little as they colored, especially the page that reads “Upside down, he wallowed in brown”. That was their favorite line. 🙂
I know a Wee Piggy who wallowed in brown!!
Near the end of the book, the wee piggy wallowed in purple by swiping some lady’s purple scarf and running all over the fair with it. To add this to our picture, I used some purple tulle left over from Chipmunk’s birthday party.
After the kids were all done painting, I hot glued the ribbons onto the pig.
I added a “Pig” label and we hung them with pride. Chipmunk has been really excited about this project for some reason. She carried it all over the house for a day and has been showing to everyone who stops by.
What About You?
What fun pig projects have you done recently?