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Make-It Monday: Farm Animal Tissue Box Covers

It’s back to school season!  While some of us are headed back to school in person and some will continue with virtual lessons like we saw this spring, it’s still fun to get new school supplies for the upcoming year.  Growing up, many of my teachers had a box of tissues on the list of things each kid brought to school so they could be prepared for the unavoidable sniffles the students were bound to get during the school year.  If you want to add a bit of fun farm life to your classroom or home, join me in making a few of these farm animal tissue box covers!

Find a helpful how-to video below:

Finished tissue box

 

Materials

  • Black Marker
  • Tissue Box (I used a square box for my example)
  • Construction Paper (I’m using light and dark pink for my pig)
  • Scissors
  • Tape or Glue
  • Wiggle Eyes (optional)
  • Pink Pipe Cleaner (optional)

Instructions

  1. Using your tissue box as a guide, trace all four sides plus the top on to light pink construction paper.  Cut all the squares/rectangles out using your scissors.  Choose one side to be the front and the opposite side to be the back.
  2. Cut out two light pink triangles for your pig ears.  For the small square tissue box I used, I cut my triangles to be about two inches long on each side.
  3. Repeat step 2 with the darker pink paper while making your triangles just a bit smaller.  Glue or tape these dark pink triangles to the center of your larger light pink triangles.
  4. Glue or tape your ears to the backside of your front tissue box square.  Glue or tape all four sides plus the top (all cut out in step 1) to your tissue box.
  5. Cut an oval out of your dark pink paper to use as a nose.  Using your black marker, draw two nostrils and glue or tape the nose to the front of your tissue box.
  6. Apply two wiggle eyes above your nose (if you don’t have wiggle eyes, you can draw them with your marker).
  7. Take your pipe cleaner and wrap it around your marker to make a coil.  Glue or tape the coil to the back of your tissue box to make a tail (if you don’t have a pipe cleaner, you can cut out a tail with your pink paper).

 

Make-It Monday projects will be posted each Monday (except for holidays) throughout the museum closure for COVID-19.  For a full list of previous projects, visit our Make-It Monday website.

Questions? Contact Sarah, the museum's education coordinator.