Introduction: Tennis Ball Pig

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You'll need:

1 x Tennis Ball

1 x, maybe 2, pink balloons

2 x googly eyes

1 x pink pipe cleaner

2 x small pieces of pink felt for ears

Step 1: Prepare the Tennis Ball

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Take off a slice off the ball. It needs a flat spot to stop rolling.

Step 2: Cut Balloon As Shown

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Take a regular size balloon - this one is 25"diameter

Step 3: Stretch Balloon Over the Ball

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I needed two to hide the ball colour. Don't worry about being tidy underneath, it won't show

Step 4: Make the Snout

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Taking the left over neck of the balloon, trim it short then twist it a little and stick to the ball

Step 5: Ears

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We had these pre-cut crescent shapes lying around which made for perfect for ears

Step 6: Pierce a Hole for the Tail

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I found a skewer worked best

Step 7: Wind a Curly Tail From the Pipe Cleaner and Stick in the Hole You Just Made

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and stick on the eyes

Step 8: Finally Pose With Your Creation

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Comments

Adorable! I'm tempted to make this for my dog, but I know she would destroy it in seconds!

Thanks, my daughter didn't take too long either. She showed them off for a couple of days but I think one is now rolling around the back of the car and another squashed under the sofa. What can you do :)

seamster (author)Andre Lubbock2014-08-15

That's par for the course when making stuff for kids. My kids have destroyed some pretty awesome stuff I've made.... I almost cry when I see what they do with the stuff I make them!

But I like my kids and like to make, so you are absolutely right... what can you do :)

These little tennis ball animals are awesome. Simple and cute.

Andre Lubbock (author)seamster2015-08-15

Thanks. I had a look at your work too. I particularly liked the christmas tree table and giant frisbee. Very talented. Cheers

funny mortals (author)2014-12-24

I have made over thirty of these. Amd it was amazing

Thank you, I'm very glad you liked them.

Please post some pics I'd love to see them.

I think I'll do a frog next

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