I made these piggy banks out of empty mayonnaise jars. I painted the lid and ears (heavy card stock), painted and hot glued dowel rods for the feet, and hot glued on a tail made from a pipe cleaner. I cut out the opening in the top with a knife and hot glued around the sharp edges. My kids just love their piggy banks.
By luv2craft from Normalville, PA
Very cute!!!!!Great idea
What a neat idea, thanks for sharing it with us!
Never thought of making piggy banks out of mayo jars. Great idea! You did a wonderful job on the banks, they look great!!
this is so great! what a wonderful idea.
I have made piggy banks from 2 liter drink bottles, I have used empty thread spools as well as the caps from the 2 liter bottles for the legs. I used felt for the ears and pipe cleaners for the tail. I bought wiggly eyes and hot glued them on. Pam
Approximate Time 30 minutes
By Sandy from Bluff City, TN
all your wonderful crafts make me wish I was your neighbor
What a fabulous craft - I will make one for myself. Thank you.
I lightened the picture a little for you:)
What kind of paint can be used on the lid if you want to paint it another color? I am referring to the mayonnaise jar piggy bank project with a plastic lid?
By Patty M
They sell spray paint just for plastic, at the hardware store. Wash the caps in vinegar first and watch the oil from your hands before painting.