Cup and Ball Pig


If you can dig out a paper cup and a polystyrene ball as well as some simple craft cupboard supplies, the kids will be able to assemble this cheerful paper cup pigs for themselves! It's a fun craft to do for a farmyard topic, to make a display for The Three Little Pigs, or for Year of the Pig.

Cup and Ball Pig

You will need:

  • Polystyrene ball *
  • Paper cup *
  • Pink acrylic paint *
  • Pink craft foam
  • Wiggle eyes
  • Pink button
  • Pink pipecleaner
  • Glue

* For the second pig below, we used an old pink playpit ball and a pink cup so we didn't need to paint


  • Glue the ball to the base of the cup.
  • Paint the cup and ball pink and leave to dry.
  • Cut two ears from pink foam. Glue to the ball.
  • Cut two trotters from the pink foam. Glue to the paper cup.
  • Glue on the eyes and the button for a snout.
  • Cut the pipecleaner in half and coil to form a curly tail.  Make a small hole in the back of the cup, push the pipecleaner through and twist to secure.

Cup and ball pig


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