How to Make a Piggy Bank out of a Water Bottle


Instead of throwing that empty water, juice or soda bottle in the trash or recycle bin, why not make it into a cute one-of-a-kind piggy bank your kids will love?

Things You'll Need

  • Empty plastic bottle
  • E-6000 craft glue
  • Scissors or utility knife
  • Fabric or paper
  • Four empty thread spools
  • Yarn
  • Paint
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue fabric or paper around the "body" of the bottle.

  • Cut piggy ears from the fabric or paper and glue them on as well, with the lid of the bottle acting as your piggy's snout.

  • Paint the empty thread spools any color you wish and then glue them to the body as your bank's four legs.

  • Cut a curly tail from the yarn and glue it to the bottle's bottom.

  • Glue the googly eyes onto your piggy bank's "face."

  • Slice a slot in your piggy bank's back using the knife or scissors that is large enough for coins and folded dollars. You won't need a hole to remove the money; all you will need to do is twist off the bank's nose.

Tips & Warnings

  • Since this is a one-of-a-kind bank, it doesn't necessarily have to be a piggy. Use your imagination. Try making a cat, dog, lizard or shark bank.

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