Published on February 5th, 2014 | by Kristen Swain29
Hogs and Kisses Valentine
Back again today with an oh-so-adorable Hogs and Kisses Valentine you can create with your little minions. I have been guilty of giving out those folded little notes or a package of candy for class valentines, but I can just imagine the squeals of joy that the littles would get if these were among their Valentines! Yes, you’ll need a couple weeks worth of saving paper tubes, but you might even already have enough if you recycle. Just have to search in the recycling to gather out your tubes.
I save our tubes, because I am always doing crafts with them, and I just think these are so cute! You probably have most of the ingredients to make these already at home!
And if you make a production line, you can create a couple dozen in a couple hours. Split up the time, 15 minutes here and there, you’ll have plenty of time to create these before Valentine’s day!
First, gather your toilet tubes, or paper towel tubes. Fold down the top, you’ll roll the top down, and then fold the other side, so that the tube has points on the top (piggie’s ears)
Add your candy treats to the inside.
Then use tape to add a cross on the bottom of the tube. I used the Kisses for Hogs & Kisses.
Next, paint all your tubes with pink acrylic paint and let them dry, two coats is best.
Add wiggle eyes to the top of the tube.
Then punch 5/8 inch circles with pink cardstock.
Add two dots using a sharpie marker, then use foam tape to stick the nose on.
After layering them, glue to the front of the pig, it doesn’t have to be straight, wonky is cute!
For his little hands and feet – since they have hooves, I cut two little black rectangles with a V cut from the bottom. I also folded over a strip of black, into a V shape, just make the angle of the fold off to do that, then cut two V’s from the ends.
Glue the ‘hands’ to the heart. and glue to folded part of the feet to the underneath ( where the tape is).
To finish, cut strips from your printed greeting- used Century Gothic font- then trim a little V from the end, adhere to the heart and add a fun button.
I also added some eyebrows to the pigs with a sharpie.
Super super cute, and really easy to create.