DIY Piggy Banks


It’s not an original idea to use plastic bottles for all sort of DIY projects, but it remains among the most creative ways of making a unique thing. Recyclables materials are often used in this domain because they are cheap (even free!) and usually easy to handle. If you want a more fun method of keeping your money, you can use plastic bottles to manufacture a piggy bank. All you need is 2 bottles, from which you only need the bottom. Carefully use a knife and scissors to cut the bottles to the necessary size and then simply put them on top of each other. Then use any brand of acrylic craft paint to give the transparent plastic bottle a colorful bright new animal facade. Involve your kids; they’ll love to paint the new piggy bank in any animal they want: cow, pig, dog, bunny, pony etc.


 The piece of bottle which has the face of the animal will act like a lid for your small plastic bank. You can find Rust-Oleum Chalkboard Spray here


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7 Responses to “DIY Piggy Banks”

  1. Amy W says:

    so how would you open/crack it when it is full of money?

  2. xxx says:

    you really dont have any ideas 😀

  3. Pam says:

    I plan to cut the bottom piece quite longer then overlap the lid a bit. It would not fill to to top just to the top of the longer piece before opening. I am actually hoping to score the paint to make tis open frequently and use it for storage of play money in class.

  4. kathy says:

    What is #2 &#3 instructions, cuz they are not to clear!!!

  5. Maureen says:

    when your painted project is finished do you seal it with anything and if so what do you use?

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