There are a surprising number of crafts made using bleach bottles. This is a guide about crafts using bleach bottles.
Use black or brown felt and pink felt and cut out ears, hot glue them on. You will need either 4 small thread spools or 4 medium size thread spools for the legs, I get mine at 99 cent store. Cut your holes in bottom of bottle so that the spools make the piggy bank stand right. Cut the circles and insert spool, hot glue around each one so they don't come out. Paint on your eyes and your nose, a slot for the money, then spray with a sealer and you are done.
By Sheri from Stockton, CA
You really brought back some memories as I made one of these back in grade school....many many years ago! I remember the bleach my Mom used was called Linco and it isn't even around anymore. We were told we had to have our Mom's save us a bleach bottle. I thought they came out rather cute. Have no idea what eventually became of my piggy. I probably played with it besides putting money in it and eventually my mother probably tossed. Last year in my son's class they made a pig something like that and used it when they did their money song during circle time.
Perhaps I should save my next empty bleach bottle and me and my two children can make one! It's darling!!
The Piggy is so cute. I am thinking to make one and put it on the laundry bench. It make me feel happy when I use it.
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I was going to use the Bleach Bottle Piggy Bank by Sheri from Stockton,CA for a craft for Bible school, and I tried making one but when I apply the second coat of paint the first coat comes off. Do you have any idea what I can do or how Sheri did it? Margaret
I only used one coat of paint, when I was all finished I sprayed it with a sealer. Smiles, Sheri
This is a guide about making a bleach bottle Santa. Clean plastic bleach and detergent bottles are great to use in craft projects. Make this cute Santa for the holidays.
Does anyone remember a while back, those pocketbooks made out of the bottom half of a plastic Clorox bottle? I believe they were crocheted. Does anyone know where I can find a pattern? I've looked on line and have had no luck. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
By Pam from WV
I'm guessing you've found it already:
I don't crochet but I am thinking I will make some denim purses with the clorox bottle for the bottom. It will help to keep some plastic out of the landfill. Thanks for a thoughtful question.
I found this website with photos of purses made from bleach bottles. If you are an experienced crocheter it would be very easy to make one for yourself. I prefer to cut the bleach bottle shorter than the one shown in the photo. Everyone has their own preference.
Read the 3rd post on this website, it will give you the instructions:
Thank you all for the information on the bleach bottle purse.
Thrifty Fun is a great site in finding things you can't find yourself.
By Melissa from Pine City, NY
What a great project for the kids to do! I love the personal artist touch of each person, they can really put their own personal touch to their art project, and it's so colorful. Then it is a useful project they can keep for a long time. So many projects are just done, and discarded. You've got a great ideal, I hope other home schoolers pick up on this. I have older kids now, but, my 3 kids would have loved this project when they were younger.
How do I make Easter baskets from Clorox bottles?
By Dianna from Middleburg, FL
After having learned what I have about bleach and non food plastics I find it's not a good idea to use bleach bottles for Easter baskets that will be holding food items and stuffed animals for children. Perhaps you could use gallon vinegar containers or water bottles instead? MCW's link is a really good start for 'how to' instructions.
I would use gallon milk containers instead of bleach bottles for safety reasons. As a daycare teacher that is what we have used in the past and they work out just as good.
This is a guide about making a bleach bottle snowman. Plastic bleach bottles are a popular item for use in craft projects.
Does anyone have the instructions for the snowman face wall hanging, leprechaun face, bunny face, and the turkey all made from Clorox bottles and yarn like the Santa face?
Here is one:
Looking for pattern to make Whirley Gig from bleach bottles.
Faye from Nova Scotia, Canada
here's info on how to make them from soda bottles
I am looking for a pattern using a Clorox bottle cut in half, pink and red felt, white yarn and of course eyes.
By pgossage from Florence, SC
I am looking for crafts made out of Clorox bottles. I was told you could make a bird house the shape of a bear out of a Clorox bottle. I was wondering if anyone had the instructions on how to do this or any other crafts made out of Clorox bottles.
Kathleen from Sprakers, NY
Take the bottle, cut the bottom off. Cut a "fringe" around the remaining sides of the bottle. Cut all the way up the sides. Curl the fringes, if you'd like. Now, look at it from the top view. The handle is the bridge of the nose, the opening is the mouth and the fringe is the mane. You've just created an African inspired tribal mask. You could decoupage the entire bottle with animal prints tissue paper prior to cutting. Or just leave it plain, then paint it. Quick and easy craft for kids. (02/21/2009)
There are instructions on this site for a bleach bottle Santa door decoration. Search for "bleach bottle Santa". I made one for last Christmas and it turned out really cute. Nobody could believe the base was a bleach bottle.
Tracey in Jacksonville Fl (02/24/2009)
Editor's Note: Here is the Santa link on TF: thriftyfun.com
I don't want to make you feel bad, but it's really not a great idea to use bleach bottles for bird houses. No matter how well you rinse the bottles, they are pretty toxic. Chlorine is kind of nasty for most critters' early development, including humans, and birds. Use them for decorations, but not for housing baby animals, OK? (02/27/2009)
I use bleach bottles for a couple of things.