A paper mache piggy bank

You will need:

  • A balloon
  • Newspaper
  • Toilet paper roll/gladwrap tube
  • Masking tape
  • Scissors
  • Paint and paint brush
  • Wallpaper paste or flour and water


  1. Tear the newspaper into long strips.
  2. Blow up the balloon to your desired piggy bank size.
  3. Cut the toilet roll tube into five equal tubular pieces.
  4. Tape four of the roll pieces to oen side of the balloon( this will form the pig’s legs).
  5. Tape the final roll piece to the front of the pig, this will make the snout.
  6. Mix up the wallpaper paste(alternatively, mis one part flour with two parts water to create a paste).
  7. Dip the newspaper strips in the glue and lay across the balloon and cardboard is completely covered(by atleast four layers).
  8. Leave the balloon to dry completely.
  9. Once dry, cut a slot in the top of the pig, thereby popping the balloon.
  10. Fish out the popped balloon, and begin painting and decorating your pig.
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