Now that it's less than a year before Angel hits primary school and starts taking charge of her own finance, one of my 2015 new year resolutions is to inculcate a love for saving in her.
The first thing you need before you can start to save money is, of course, a coin bank. Call me traditional but I still prefer a piggy bank (I do mean a coin container in the shape of a pig) and knowing how well my girl loves animals, it only justifies the fact that we should get one.
Wait, isn't it so boring just to buy one off the shelf knowing jolly well that there are many others who have the same pig too? So, we decided to make ours instead and we made not one, but THREE LITTLE PIGS. Yes, in today's Creativity 521, we are sharing with you our DIY Piggy banks and show how you can make your own too!
1) Empty plastic bottle
2) Pink spray paint
3) 2 googly eyes
4) 4 pink beads
5) Pink pipe cleaner
6) Black and pink felt
7) Craft knife
8) Black marker
9) Hot glue
Once the pig is dry, start working on the rest of the body parts. Using two square pieces of pink felt, roll them up as shown above so that they resemble the ears of a pig. Secure the ends using hot glue.
Glue on two googly eyes and four pink beads for the legs, making sure that the pig can stand upright. For the nostrils, cut out two oval pieces of black felt and stick them onto the bottle cap.
Ta-dah! We varied the eyes, ears and nostrils a little to form our three little pigs named Save, Spend and Share. Now, why do we need three pigs, you may ask. It's similar to the three-jar money system to teach kids to be wise about their money, just that in our house, we prefer to use the three-pigs instead.
12 tips to teach children to save money so if you are interested in this topic, be sure to stay tuned and find out more!
Now, will you have a go at making your DIY piggy banks too?
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