Lucky Pig Decoration

Make a 3D pig to hang as a decoration or add it to the cover of a box with New Year gifts inside.

Lucky Pig Decoration

Skill Level


Time to Make

30 minutes + drying time for paint and glue

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Lightly rub the wooden coaster fine sandpaper to smooth down the surface and edges. Mix together a small amount of red paint with some white to make a pale pink colour. Brush the paint all over a wooden coaster for the head, including around the edge then leave it to dry. Brush paint over the lid of a small craft box for the nose and leave it to dry.
  2. Glue around the edge of the painted nose then press it onto of the head and leave to dry. Position the nose slightly off-centre, leaving enough space for the eyes.
  3. Cut out 2 matching ears from pink card. Carefully curl the ends of the ears then glue to the back of the head and leave to dry.
  4. Use your finger or a brush to paint a gold dot pattern onto the pig’s face. Leave to dry.
  5. Glue 2 wiggle eyes above the nose. Stick 2 gems onto the nose for the pig’s nostrils.
  6. Cut a 30cm piece of gold cord, tie a knot about 6cm from the ends to make a loop, thread a gold bead over the end and tie a double knot underneath. Glue the ends of the cord onto the back of the pig and leave to dry.
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Top Tip

Try painting the nose in a slightly darker shade from the light pink on the head, which will help the pig look more 3D. Or you may choose to use some different colours.

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