My daughter received a letter from her Kindergarten teacher this past week. In the letter we learned a lot about her new teacher. The thing that stuck the most with my daughter was that the teacher LOVES pigs. In fact, she owns TWO pet pigs. As soon as she read this she ran to get her crayons and a piece of paper and drew her teacher a picture of pigs. She then asked if we could make some piggy earrings. Since I have been playing a lot with my clay lately, I figured it would be a quick and easy enough project. I love the result, and so does my daughter!
Know someone that loves pigs? Follow along below to make your own pair of DIY Clay Pig Earrings!
First, we need to condition the clay. This simply means to roll, massage, and squish the clay until it is warm and easy to work with.
Now let’s create the ears. Grab the two small balls you made earlier. Cut each in half, roll into a ball and flatten so that you have four small flat circles. Now shape them into pig ears – see picture above.
Use an even smaller amount of black clay to create a small pupil, place in the middle of the eye and press lightly. This may take a few tries to get it looking right.
Place the eyes above the nose and between the ears, lightly press into place.
Bake the pigs according to the directions on the box – mine went in for 3o minutes at 275 degrees.