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Make your own piggy bank with these fun DIY ideas that will delight your little ones!

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Saving is a habit that we all follow, and we have always taught our children that. Of course you can buy a nice piggy bank, but why not be creative and make your own piggy bank? This could be exciting and fun, and the kids will love to participate in such a craft! So grab the tools and get to work!

Make piggy bank from tin can

You can make a piggy bank yourself - check out our colorful suggestions

A cute DIY piggy bank that is both unbreakable/stable and very budget friendly.

What do you need to make a piggy bank?

Old tin can
Pink sponge
Googly eyes
Pink metallic paint
Pink cardstock paper
A piece of cardboard
Hot glue gun

Make your own piggy bank with our fun DIY ideas that your kids will love

How do you make a piggy bank out of tin cans?

  • Cut a matching circle out of a piece of cardboard that you can use to close the opening of the can.
  • Cut a slit in the cardboard large enough to drop coins into, and attach it to the open side.
  • Paint the can pink and let it dry!
  • Cut 4 square blocks out of sponges and glue them to the bottom.
  • Finally, attach the googly eyes, ears and nose made of paper and Tada! Mr. Piggy Bank is ready to protect our savings. It’s so easy and quick to make your own piggy bank!

Make your own piggy bank from tissue box

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This craft is a real stunner! Rely on our upcycled craft that turns a tissue box into a DIY piggy bank. This is how fun you can make a piggy bank yourself and the kids will definitely love it!


Acrylic paint
Modeling clay
Tissue box
Paint brush
School glue without glue
Disposable plates

DIY instructions:

  • Pour white and red paint onto a disposable plate.
  • Mix the paint together with a paintbrush to create a pink hue.
  • Cover tissue box with paint. Allow to dry for 1-2 hours. Apply second coat. Dry for 1-2 hours.
  • Shape snout and mouth from modeling clay. Use eraser to make indentations for nostrils.
  • Shape tail, ears, eyes, eyebrows and bow.
  • Glue facial features to the front of the box.
  • Glue ears to top of box.
  • Glue tail to back of box.
  • Glue bow to top of box. Allow to dry overnight.

DIY piggy bank gift box craft.

This is how fun you can make a piggy bank yourself and the kids will definitely love it

With a few discarded mailing tubes, construction paper, and our printable templates, you can craft these characters in less than 20 minutes.

What you’ll need:

Colored construction paper
Double-sided tape
Shipping tubes
Hand punches
Pascal, parrot and panda templates to print out (below)

Use the die cut and scissors to make the shapes for the face

With a few mailing tubes, construction paper and these templates, you can craft the characters

Finally, use the double-sided tape to create your characters

Craft Instructions:

  • Wrap the shipping tube with construction paper.
  • Use the punch and scissors to create shapes for the face. With all the shapes and sizes, the only limit is your imagination.
  • Finally, use the double-sided tape to create your figures.

Rainbow canning jar piggy bank

You can make a canning jar piggy bank yourself because it's so simple

A canning jar piggy bank is something you can make yourself because it’s so easy for kids to paint it themselves, which means they can almost do this project on their own!

What you need for a rainbow piggy bank:

Acrylic paint in white and all the colors of the rainbow
Paper mache paper
Laminator and laminating pouches, optional
Mod Podge

Crafting instructions:

  • First, the children can paint the entire jar and the lid white. Then take out the metal piece in the middle of the jar. Let each layer of paint dry before applying another. If you don’t let the paint dry completely, it will start to flake off when you apply another layer of paint.
  • Once the white paint is completely dry (this takes about an hour), the children can paint on a rainbow.
  • Once the rainbow has dried, the kids can add fun dots to embellish the rest of the jar.
  • Cut a circle out of red paper that is the same size as the center piece of the canning jar. Cut a slit in the center.
  • If you laminate this paper circle, it will be much sturdier and won’t tear when the kids drop in their coins .
  • Then apply a layer of Mod Podge to protect the jar from damage and impact. Allow the Mod Podge to dry for 24 hours before allowing your kids to use their new rainbow piggy bank! Your little ones will love their new piggy bank and will be eager to save money. It’s always good to encourage kids to save money, and this canning jar piggy bank is definitely a fun and easy way to do it!