By: Linda Peterson
This Adorable Clay Pig is made using an old water bottle, so it’s ecofriendly and a great project for kids and adults alike. This cute little clay pig can sit on display in your kitchen or kids room, or you can cut a slit in the back and turn it into a cute bank. This is a great project for Earth Day and for teaching kids how to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Cloud Clay – white
Acrylic paint – pink, black and white
Water bottle – empty
Bowl of water
Brayer or rolling pin
1. To shorten the water bottle, wrap masking tape around the area of the bottle just above the indentation. This provides a nice cutting line. Cut along the edge of tape.
2. Cut the bottom off the water bottle and tape onto the bottom of the shortened bottle.
3. Press a 2” ball of Cloud Clay onto bottom.
4. Flatten a sheet of clay to approximately 1/4” thickness with a rolling pin or brayer.
5. Wrap sheet around entire bottle.
6. Continue wrapping up to the edge of nozzle where cap is attached. Wrap the bottle cap with clay also. Replace
covered cap onto bottle to ensure that it fits snug onto water bottle. Smooth out with brayer if there are any large dips in clay. Add two teardrops to the front of face for eyes.
7. Shape a 1 1/2” ball into a log and press the end against the table.
8. With scissors, make a cut in the center and shape into a hoof.
9. Attach feet to bottom of pig. If necessary add a drop of water to each area to be joined.
10. Flatten a 1/2″ ball of clay and shape into a triangle for ears. Add ears to head with a drop of water. Allow clay to dry.
11. Paint entire pig pink except for the eyes. Paint eyes white to brighten them. Paint pupil of pig’s eye with black
paint. Allow to dry.