Calling all moms and dads! Do you want to teach your kids the value of a dollar? Well here is a fun way to do just that. Grab a pop bottle and turn it into a piggy bank. It’s a great craft that you and your kids will enjoy, and it is teaching them to be frugal and green all at the same time. Sure you could have them return that pop bottle for its $0.05 deposit, but this idea makes cents too!
Step 1: Wash and clean the bottle of your choice. (Try to pick one with a wide mouth so you can easily pour out coins later.) When dry, carefully use a box cutter to make a coin slot in the top of the bottle.
Step 2: Pick out what you would like to use as legs. You can use old paper towel rolls, old spools, even marshmallows! Glue them to the bottom of the bottle and let dry before proceeding.
Step 3: Let your child decide how they want to decorate it. You could use tissue paper, scrap paper that is lying around the house or paint it! Use googly eyes, or just draw them on.
Once your piggy is all dried, it will be ready to start collecting your child’s spare change.
Remember, the sky’s the limit with this little project. It can be any animal you want it to be, and you can substitute most any of the supplies that we’ve suggested. Best of all, when your kid wants to see how much is saved up, you don’t have to break the bank to find out—just unscrew the ‘snout’ and pour out the coins. Happy saving!