Tennis Ball Pig #2

What you'll need:

1 x tennis ball

1 x ping ping ball

1 x pink balloon

2 x pipecleaners

3 x pins


It's worth including a photo of the pipecleaners as they have some unusual waves in them.

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Step 1: Prepare the Body

This photo was taken part way through the build after the pipecleaner legs had been attached.

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

Cut the balloon in two pieces with the bulbous part about 1/3 of the length. Stretch the ballon over the tennis ball as shown.

Cut 2 pieces of pipecleaner, glue and bend to shape

Step 2: Prepare Head

Cut a slice off the ping pong ball and stretch the neck of the balloon over it.

The cut end of the balloon should locate over the hole in the ball

Step 3: Body, Head and Arms

Head stuck to body

The neck of the balloon was cut at its base, trimmed to length and stick back on the head

Two more pieces of pipecleaner glued for arms.

Step 4: Ears and Tail

Two tiny pieces of pipecleaner for ears. Cut appropriately to create the right shape for the ears

A tiny coil of pipecleaner for tail

Step 5: Eyes and Tummy Button

Pins with large coloured heads

Just stick them in.

C'est tout

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