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Hog Wash - A pig craft

Author: Amanda Formaro


  • 1- 2 1/4 " diameter clay pot
  • 3 wooden cat heads
  • 3 craft or popsicle sticks
  • Styrofoam or floral foam
  • scrap of towel or washcloth
  • Fiberfil cotton batting
  • blue and white ribbon or 3 premade bows
  • 3 pink buttons
  • acrylic paint in flesh light blue, brown, pink, black, and light brown
  • white craft glue
  • fine tip black marker


  • With light blue, paint the outside of the clay pot. Again, two coats will probably be needed. Let dry. Using brown paint and a toothbrush, fleck brown spots on outside of clay pot. Use light blue to cover any flecks of brown on the rim of the pot.
  • Using flesh colored paint, paint cat heads on both sides, two coats may be needed. Let dry. Glue a pink button to the center of each face. Use the corner of a sponge to dot on pink paint to the ears and cheeks, highlight with light brown. Using black paint, dot on eyes with a toothpick or use a fine tip black marker. Fashion small bows from blue and white ribbon and glue to the top of the head between ears.
  • Glue a craft stick to the back of each head. Insert floral foam or Styrofoam into the clay pot. Insert the craft sticks into the Styrofoam. Trim an old washcloth or towel to hang over the edge of the clay pot, fringe the ends with scissors. Glue in place.
  • Finish up by gluing bits of cotton batting inside the top of the pot, covering the towel and concealing the craft sticks. Use a fine tip black marker to write "Hog Wash" across the front of the pot.