Monday, August 16, 2010

Recycled Piggy Bank

Recycled Piggy Bank - This project took a couple of days to complete, because we were busy getting ready for Addie's 2nd birthday party. Caitlyn and Connor had fun making their very own piggy bank.
This project if from Family Fun Magazine I am not sure what March issue it is from.

Materials Needed: paintbrush, pink paint, 2 toilet tissue rolls, scissors, pink tissue paper, clean 2-liter plastic bottle (we used a water bottle instead for a smaller version), Mod Podge, 2 googly eyes, pink two holed button, tacky glue, craft knife, pink pipe cleaner.

Directions: 1. Paint the outside of both tubes pink. Paint half of the inside of one tube pink. Let dry. 2. Cut the tissue paper into 1 1/4 inch squares. Brush a small section of the bottle with Mod Podge, lay a square on it, and brush Mod Podge on top of the square. Repeat the process until the bottle, including the capped spout, is covered, let dry. 3. For the ears, cut 2 deep U shapes from the tube that's painted pink inside. Cut 3 1/4 inch slits in the base of each ear. Bend back the flaps to create gluing tabs. For the legs, cut 4 1 1/2 inch long sections from the tubes (cut smaller sections if using water bottle). Trim each leg to fit the contour of the bottle. Attach the legs, the ears, the googly eyes, and the button nose with craft glue (I used hot glue for the legs) let dry. 4. Use the craft knife to cut a rectangular coin slot in the pig's back. Wind the pipe cleaner around a finger to make a tail shape, then glue it in place. 5. With scissors, trim the legs as shown so that the pig will stand flat.


  1. I love this project! This would keep my sons busy for some time! How cute!

  2. Great Project! Love it - I want one, ha!

  3. These are one of my favorite!!