Saturday, March 31, 2012

Pink Piggy

I have been altering today, but not the type of project that I normally do with paper, tins, fibers or ribbon.
Today, I have been altering a water bottle, with the girls scouts for recycling day and made it into this sweet little pink piggy!

It was the first opportunity I had to use "Cloud Clay", which was very nice to work with, had a pleasant smell and did not stick to anything but itself! I was told that the best place to purchase it was from Dick Blick.
To make pink we mixed red & white.

To create this fun little piggy grab your supplies: a shortened water bottle, some pick cloud clay, a piece of foil, a rolling pin and two wiggle eyes.

Clear the piece of foil and place the clay in the center and roll out an amount that will wrap around the water bottle completely covering it, make sure the clay is thick enough not to tear.

After the clay is smooth and the body is covered, a small half circle is added an the top of the bottle for the nose, two small ovals are added and bent over for the ears and a little coil was made and attached to the back for the tail! Two small flat circles were made out of clay and the wiggle eyes were set in them and placed onto the front of the pig and four small round balls were made and attached to the bottom on either side of the clay seam and then pressed flat to make the legs allowing the little piggy to stand. The finishing touches were the little white dots scattered on the top of the piggy. And she is complete.

It took the girls about an hour to complete their pigs with minimum help.... Oh it looks like someone didn't quite understand the project!

Pink Saturday is so very special~ Beverly at "How Sweet The Sound"is our host for this very special blog event, so please visit every Saturday and come share the pink in life!


  1. So cute:)

    Visiting for Color Connection- hope you can stop by:)

  2. Hi Gigi! Oh, this is cute! Thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. Gigi what a cute pig! I have never tried working with clay though there is a blog who makes the cutest things for her doll house using it.

    It looks like you had pig eye pizza for lunch!

    bee blessed

  4. love your pretty :-) the piggy is cute and what a nice craft too :-) Dropping by from CC.

  5. Thanks for using AMACO Cloud Clay. This turned it really cute! Hope it was a fun experience.