Creative Piggy Bank Ideas

June 25, 2005

bank in shape of girl with pig tailsOK everybody, collect all those piggy banks and pack them away in a box and put them in the attic. My house has only been broken into twice in my lifetime. The first things that go are the piggy banks. find a replacement now. When you cornstarch runs out, use the container for your coins and ones. How about an oatmeal box? Larger bills can be hid in back of picture frames. That will get your imagination going. I don't want to give out all the secrets. I have some real doozies. I even used my drip pan on my refrigerator once.


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September 5, 2008

Paint wooden stars yellow and set aside to dry. Place lid on white foam and use a pencil to trace a circle. Cut out circle. Using red felt tip pen, draw the "seams" of a baseball on each side. Glue craft stick to the front of jar as the "bat."

A piggy bank made from a recycled jar decorated with baseball motifs.


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January 9, 2005

Creative ideas for using "piggy" banks, other than just filling them with money. Post your ideas.


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January 9, 20050 found this helpful

Paperweight - fill with pennies and place atop papers to keep them from flying away.

Doorstop - a coin-filled bank in front of a door will prevent it from blowing shut.


String dispenser - place a small ball of string inside the bank and slip its tail through the slot.

By joesgirl

January 10, 20050 found this helpful

use the piggy banks for pop tab holders - they collect pop tabs for the ronald mcdonld house or the vfw or other charitys that collect pop tabs

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June 16, 2020

Piggy banks actually come in a variety of shapes and sizes, not all are the traditional pig. Try this project that reuses an empty vitamin bottle to make an airplane bank to save money for your travel plans.

Travel Fund - Airplane Piggy Bank

March 10, 2019

Popsicle sticks and a plastic container can be fashioned into a colorful St. Patrick's decoration and coin savings bank. This is a page about making a pot o' gold piggy bank.

Pot O' Gold Piggy Bank - coins stuck to the rainbow for demonstration

July 14, 2021

The other way we can use those sample credit cards is to make a "piggy bank" to teach your kid that an alternative to credit cards is to save up before spending.

A piggy bank made from credit cards.

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