Budding Pig-casso Amelia is inspired by Pigs Gone Wild trail

Amelia Felgate, five, with Sparkle - her very own Pigs Gone Wild creation

Amelia Felgate, five, with Sparkle - her very own Pigs Gone Wild creation - Credit: Archant

Her older siblings have been proudly showing off the junior pigs they and their classmates designed and painted during the summer term.

Amelia Felgate with her very own pig, inspired by the trail in Ipswich

Amelia Felgate with her very own pig, inspired by the trail in Ipswich - Credit: Archant

But five-year-old Amelia was feeling left out because her class did not take part in Pigs Gone Wild this summer.

Mum-of-four Gemma Felgate. “She saw her sister’s one in the library and she wanted to do one as well, so when we got home she decided to make her own.”

Resourceful Amelia found some balloons and paper cups and, with a little help from mum and dad, used old newspaper to papier mache over them.

The budding young sculptor then waited patiently for her creation to dry before getting the paints out to complete her design - know as Sparkle.


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“I think it was just inspired by her mood on the day,” said Mrs Felgate, of Morland Road, Ipswich. “She painted him pink and splattered different coloured spots on his back.

“She is really proud of him and likes to show everyone. She even cuddles him in bed at night.”

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The Felgate family have spent the summer seeking out the St Elizabeth Hospice pig scultpures.

“We are just doing a few at a time, and we have about 10 left to find now. We tend to find a few then stop for a picnic lunch and do a few more before coming home. The kids love it, they are always looking at the map trying to work out which pig is next.”

• Are you collecting our Pigs Gone Wild stickers? We are hosting a swap shop at The Co-op Education in Fore Street, Ipswich between 11am and 1pm on Thursday, September 1. Bring your doubles and swap with other collectors.

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