I love piggy banks! There is nothing more exciting than the anticipation of watching it fill up and day dreaming about what you will do with your extra cash. Kill two birds with one stone... teach kids with this super easy and affordable craft about saving money and how cool it is to recycle. Here's an easy project that is not going to break the bank (sorry).
You will need:
Milk jug with handle
Scissors ( grown ups help with that part)
Felt or Foam Shapes
Stick to Spread Glue
1. Lay the piggy bank on the table where it balances well. Use scissors to carefully pierce and cut a one and a half inch slit on the top of the bank for coins and bills to be put in.
2. Paint your entire jug and then take a thinner paint brush and paint two black slits on the cap to be the snout. Let dry.
3. Glue on your button eyes and felt or foam shapes above the eyes to be the ears.
Tada! When it is time to crack that baby open, no dramatic hammer hitting necessary—just twist of the cap to get your cash. Then you can repeat the whole money saving process over again.
This craft was contributed by The Craft Studio in Manhattan. Walk in for crafting or sign up for classes, camps or their great birthday parties.
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