Print out the printables below and cut out as many as you need. I printed the tail, ears and feet on pink paper so that I would not need to color them later. The noses I wanted a different shade of pink and so I printed them out colored.
Luke 15: 11-32
This craft is great to use when telling the story of the prodigal son! We see in verses 15-19 that the son had lost everything, and in order not to starve was carrying for pigs, and eating with those same pigs! He was starving and broken.
What lifted him out of the mud puddles with the pigs, was remembering who is Father is and what He is like. When he stopped focusing on his own predicament and errors, and remembered instead that he had a compassionate father, he got up out of the mud.
How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’ So he got up and went to his father.Luke 15: 17-19
Sometimes we stay stuck in the mud, when God wants us to get up and run back to his arms of mercy, forgiveness, compassion and love.
But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.Luke 15: 20
This little piggy craft reminds us not to stay stuck in the mud when we have made mistakes, but to ask God for forgiveness. He is our good father, and is always ready to show compassion.
Color in the center of the ears and glue them onto the top of the bag. Make sure you glue on the side that has the flap.
Cut out the foot/arm strip, fold it in half and cut down the middle. Glue the two arms to the back of your paper bag.
Cut in a circular motion to create a tail out of your circle. Use double sided tape or glue to stick the tail to the back of your bag.
Add google eyes, and your nose to the front flap.
That’s it! You have your own adorable little piggy!
We wrote on the back: “Don’t stay stuck in the mud- Jesus forgives!”