Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Three Little Pigs Playset


One of Emily's favorite stories is The Three Little Pigs. When we were done making this playset, she could hardly wait for the glue to dry before she ran off to play with the set! She had lots of fun re-enacting the tale over and over, and then started to perform her own versions of the story which involved the wolf going to a restaurant after failing to blow down the house of bricks.

Aside from a little construction paper and some glue, this craft uses all recyclables and materials found in nature!

To make your own Three Little Pigs Playset, you will need some small milk cartons, construction paper, tape, glue, hay (or grass clippings), sticks, scissors, and popsicle sticks.

Cover the milk cartons with construction paper and invite your child over to glue on the hay on one milk carton.....

...sticks on another milk carton.....

...and bricks from construction paper on the last milk carton. Attach the roofs.

Cut out some pig shaped heads from pink construction paper, and let your child draw the eyes, nose, and mouth. Tape onto a popsicle stick, and repeat these steps for the wolf as well.

Wait for glue to dry... and........ PLAY!!

Have fun!!

Also, I'm scheduled to appear on tomorrow's 10! Show on NBC. Be sure to check it out! Emily may be making an appearance as well!

19 comments:

Christy said...

Absolutely adorable!

Mama King said...

What a great project! I can see Lu loving gluing on all those great materials. Good luck tomorrow! I will be on the look out for the clip on your blog. Someday you'll have to get your own show!

Stephanie Griffith said...

That looks like so much fun! I have to try that! I agree with mama king. I think you should have your own show.

Valerie said...

Thanks for the well-wishes! We are getting ready to leave in a few minutes and Emily is super-excited!

centralillinoisian said...

We are going to use this project at my family's get together in a couple of weeks. I was put in charge of coming up with something for all the kids to play and this is it!

MaryAnne said...

This playset is so cute! I look forward to seeing your 10! show appearance...

Ivy said...

You seem to have an endless supply of ideas. What a great project!!!

EntertainingMom said...

love love love LOVE this!

urban craft said...

oh, so sweet, love the stick and brick houses!

Shannon said...

What a fun project to do together!

BranFlakes said...

Oh that is very cute!!

Sarah said...

Very nice! How did the show go??

Sherry said...

Lu would love that! Thanks for the idea!

jennwa said...

That is a super fun idea.

sunnymama said...

Fantastic! It looks so much fun :)

Myztic said...

oh my goodness i HAVE to do this!! this is amazing! it looks like such a fun project to do from start to finish and really completes the story!
i've got the three little pigs finger puppets this would be a great addition to the playset!sumpec

Zoe said...

I've just found this via Crafty Crow and think it's great! We were looking for a three little pigs activity a few weeks back and did something fun based on a retelling of the traditional story:
http://www.kuvik.net/ztoft/playingbythebook/2009/08/19/flower-power/
Looking forward to reading more of your blog.

Nadia@FunWithMama said...

yay we finally made it! :) I mentioned your blog and linked to this post as well as showed a super quick mess free printable version :)

http://funwithmama.blogspot.com/2009/09/three-little-pigs-play-set.html

Mama King said...

Hi Valerie, I linked to this post today. thanks for the inspiration :-)

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