DIY Piggy Bank

By | July 30, 2012

DIY Piggy Bank
When my oldest was about two years old my mother bought her her first piggy bank.  And it turned in too one of her favorite things quick.  She would sit around and put coins in then I would take them out then she would put them back in.  She enjoyed this so much that I even brought the piggy bank on her first commercial airlines flight for her to play with because it would entertain her for hours.

Well last week while my daughter was away visiting family in Florida, my youngest found her piggy bank.  And if you can imagine she was just as fascinated by it as my oldest was.  So I thought it was time to go buy another piggy bank for my little one, when I realized that hey we could make one (because we are awesome crafters now ;)) And I actually figured out how to make one with supplies we had around the house so we got to make this cute piggy bank for free, love it when that happens!

I decided to let my oldest have the new homemade piggy bank and let my youngest have the other one.  The only reason for that is because it is harder to get the coins out of this homemade bank than the other one.  And since she wants to just play with it by putting the coins in over and over the other one serves her needs better.  And this one is better for my oldest because it is not so easy to get the money out so she can actually SAVE it and since she cannot see what she has inside it she is less likely to want to go spend it on candy (gotta hate it when they figure out money can actually buy stuff).

Check out our RECYCLED  and KID CRAFTS boards on Pintrest for more fun ideas!

Supplies

1 Water Bottle
5 Water Bottle Caps
1 Gatorade Bottle Cap (or any other larger size cap for the nose)
Pink Paint
Glue Gun
Googly Eyes
Pink Foam Paper (for ears)
1 Pink Pipe Cleaner (for tail)
Scissors

Directions

 Paint your bottle and bottle caps all pink
 While the paint is drying curl your pipe cleaner around your finger to make the curly tail
 Now cut your ears out of the foam paper
 Fold your ears in half so they look more like piggy ears.
Once the glue is dry glue your Legs, Eyes, Tail, Nose, and Ears on to your pig
 Then cut a hole on the back big enough to fit a quarter or folded dollar in.
 Start putting and saving money in your new bank!
Now start saving your money!
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36 thoughts on “DIY Piggy Bank

    1. We-Made-That.com

      Megan, you can take the cap off and get some of the coins out but if you put dollars or larger coins like quarters then yes you will have to cut it. I was thinking though you could slice a hole in the belly and then tape it up if you wanted so you can still use it and he will still be super cute. But for me I just don’t want my daughter to get the money so this works great for us.

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  1. Taara

    Great idea! And seems like something you probably have all the materials for just sitting around waiting to be used. Hopping over your way from Monday Mom Musings!

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    1. We-Made-That.com

      Yeah, we had everything here and if you are missing something we used at your house I bet there is something you have that can substitute, I LOVE projects like that :)

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  2. Jessica Ayala

    Ahhh!! This to die for adorable! I’m going to do this with my 3 year old like, today. Thanks for the great idea. New follower from the Mingle.

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  3. Katherines Corner

    love this so much!!! I’m saving it for crafting with our younger grandchildren. Thank you for your bloggy friendship and for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

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  4. Carla Karam

    Love this!! Saving it for my daughter for her next sick day!!
    Thank you so much for joining us in Thursdays Favorite Things Blog Hop! With His grace, wishing you peace and many blessings to you and yours… Carla

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  5. andie jaye

    that’s soooo cute! like the pig in Toy Story! what a fun way to help kids learn about saving money! thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday!

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