How to Make DIY Piggy Banks in 2021

Wooden Piggy Bank – Large

Putting money away for future plans and emergencies is a wise idea. It requires consistency and patience to achieve savings goals. It pays off in the end. Keeping a secure piggy bank assures the money won’t be spent before reaching the goal. It will excite and motivate you each time you look at the bank.

Most DIY piggy banks can be made with items purchased for a fraction of piggy banks’ cost found in stores or things located around the house. DIY piggy banks are simple to create and allow kids to get hands-on crafting experience while learning to save money. Kids can make these piggy banks. Regardless of age, adult supervision is needed for cutting coin slots and painting. Here are some excellent Ideas for DIY piggy banks.

Mason Jar Piggy Banks

Mason Jar Piggy Banks

Mason jars are the right size to hold a decent amount of savings and are easily accessible. Use several of them. Decorate them or paint them your favorite colors that match your interior. Label them with the purpose such as’ Save,’ ‘Spend’ and’ College.’ Minimalist white piggy banks are a favorite of many. Another perspective is a mason jar sparkling with glitter.

If kids know their superheroes saved money, it might make saving easier for them. Paste a red and yellow Superman emblem on a mason jar painted blue or a Batman symbol on a jar painted black or gray. The photo to the right displays the logo for another superhero.

 

Minions

Minions

Paint a mason jar and lid with acrylic paint the color of minions. If the yellow acrylic paint is too pale, add one or two drops of orange paint. Mix black, aqua, and turquoise paints for the denim shade paints. Glue an eye to the lid of the rim. Hot glue the eye in the place.

Use pipe cleaners for the hair. Glue them under the yellow rim lid. They will be glued when the lid is put back on the jar. The minion mason jar is so popular; you can purchase lids with coin slots. If you cut out the slot, do so carefully. Use black paint for the details on the pants.

Shadow Box Piggy Banks

Shadow Box Piggy Banks

To see the amount that has been saved, a shadow box piggy bank is an excellent option. It provides a window into the future. You see a glimpse of dreams coming true. The shadow box can be as expensive and time-consuming as you like.

It can be a simple box made of cardboard. The shadow box on the left looks like a pastry box that has been lined with decorative paper and a slot for coins. It is cheap, fast, and fun to make. The one on the right requires the work of someone handy with wood crafts. They serve the same purpose.

An airplane piggy bank seems to be an appropriate option for saving money for travel. It is the vehicle that will take you places when filled. Any empty plastic bottle is used for the body of the plane. Use two-sided tape to attach wings and a tail made of card stock paper. Cut a one-inch by ½-inch slot in the long side of the bottle.

Place two rolled four-inch by one-inch rectangles of card stock under the wings as the fuselage and stabilization for the plane. Use the bottle cap as the guide for drawing a propeller. Make the opening slightly smaller than the cap to prevent slipping over the cap. Add details that reflect your personality, such as back wings and windows.

Plastic Bottle Piggy Banks

Plastic Bottle Piggy Banks

An airplane piggy bank seems to be an appropriate option for saving money for travel. It is the vehicle that will take you places when filled. Any empty plastic bottle is used for the body of the plane. Use two-sided tape to attach wings and a tail made of card stock paper. Cut a one-inch by ½-inch slot in the long side of the bottle.

Place two rolled four-inch by one-inch rectangles of card stock under the wings as the fuselage and stabilization for the plane. Use the bottle cap as the guide for drawing a propeller. Make the opening slightly smaller than the cap to prevent slipping over the cap. Add details that reflect your personality, such as back wings and windows.

Bleach Bottle Pig

Bleach Bottle Pig

This DIY craft is made with a bleach bottle, paint, and items on hand to decorate. Buttons can be glued on for the eyes. A fuzzy pipe cleaner makes a curly tail. Rinse the bottle well to remove the smell of bleach.

Soda or mouthwash bottles have a ready-made snout. Use construction paper to cut our ears, nostrils, and eyes. Tape or glue them to the bottle. Make a slot big enough for a quarter. Leaving a portion of the bottle clear allows watching the savings accumulate.

Piggy Banks Made from Cans

Bleach Bottle Pig

Monster banks are easy to make and require only a few crafty items. Coffee cans, baby formula cans, and potato chip tubes are ideal for the base of monster piggy banks. Bring it all together with googly eyes, scissors, scrapbook paper, and glue.

Quickly create a beautiful bank from a coffee can you have on hand. Use construction paper or paint to cover the can and paint the lid in a complementary color. With an Exacto knife, cut a slot in the top. Make the bank a solid color or add decorations or an inspirational quote.

Recycled Baby Wipe Container Piggy Banks

Recycling toddler and baby product packaging is a useful and fun way to make a piggy bank. This is a link for a free piggy bank pattern to crochet and place around a tissue box.

Starbucks Piggy Bank

Starbucks Piggy Bank

This is another resource for making a bank from a Starbucks cup, lid, and straw. It takes a little time and imagination. The materials include the cup, Model Magic Clay, acrylic paint, an Exacto knife, puffy paint, glue, lid, straw, a logo from the internet, or one that came with a latte. The video explains how it is made.

Sideline

If handmade, but not necessarily DIY is your preference, there is an adorable handcrafted wooden piggy bank in the shape of a reindeer or pig.

Summing It Up

Making DIY piggy banks serves several purposes. It is a unique way to recycle some items, provides a pass time activity to do with kids, and instills the importance of saving. It can be as simple or complex as you prefer.

The piggy banks can be made in the shape of pigs or countless other figures. Use mason jars, plastic bottles, cardboard boxes, potato chip tubes, coffee cans, fabric, and any other material that lends itself to your creativity. Make single banks or sets to save for several purposes.

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