Piggy banks are a great way to get kids to store their pocket money. Not only do they prevent the coins from being lost, but there is also something satisfying about getting the bank as full as possible that even the kids seem to enjoy. And if the piggy banks are ones that they made themselves then it is sure to be their favorite item for a long time. For this craft we’ll be reusing the empty pickle or jam mason jars that we often just leave as is and use as storage containers.
What we will need:
- Empty mason jar
- Precision knife
- Toy figurine
Remove the lid from the mason jar and on the top surface draw a rectangle that is large enough to fit coins through.
Carefully cut out the rectangle from the mason jar lid, using a precision knife.
Paint the mason jar whatever color you want it to be. Try making a gradient or a mosaic pattern using different colors. You could also paint a pattern or shapes on top after the base color has dried.
Take a small toy figurine, it could be one of those small soldier figures or even animal ones and paint them a solid color. You could also leave them unpainted but coloring them makes the whole thing look more cohesive.
Glue the painted or unpainted figurine on top of the lid, making sure not to block the rectangular cut.
For the final touches, draw patterns or cartoons on the mason jar however way you want and decorate with additional accessories.
And we’re done! A cute piggy bank that is not only recycled but also has a personal touch catered to each child. Make different ones for each kid to represent their unique taste!