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How to Make a Piggy Bank Craft by Recycling
Recycled Piggy Bank Craft

Recycled Piggy Bank Craft

Sherri Osborn
This piggy bank craft is a fun way to recycle an oatmeal container, nut can or potato chip cylinder. It is also a good way to motivate kids to save money.

  • Age Guideline: 5 Years and Up
  • Time Required: 45 minutes (Does not include drying time)

The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.

Materials Needed:

Instructions:
Before a child starts working on this piggy bank craft project, use the craft knife and cut a slit in the lid of the container that is big enough for large coins to slip through.

Remove the lid from the container and have the child paint the container and lid. For a more traditional pig, they can paint it pink or beige, but they can certainly paint it any color or add any designs they like. Put it aside to dry.

Cut an oval from the felt, about 2-inches wide, to be the nose, and two small circles of a contrasting color for the nostrils. Cut out two small triangles for the ears. Cut a few inches off the end of the chenille stem and wrap them around a pen or pencil to make them look like a spiral for the tail.

Once the container is dry, replace the lid. Glue the two ears across from each other on the side of the lid. Center the nose between the two ears and glue it towards the center of the container. Glue the eyes just above the nose, and also glue on the nostrils. Glue the tail onto the container opposite the nose.

Your recycled piggy bank craft is now done. How much money can you save?

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