Making a Pot O' Gold Piggy Bank

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March 5, 2019

Pot O' Gold Piggy Bank - coins stuck to the rainbow for demonstrationThis is a fun and thrifty piggy bank to make out of Popsicle sticks, glue, and a plastic jar. You can use the rainbow as a chute to drop your coins into your pot of gold. It will be fun to save, and easy to twist open when it's full!


Total Time: 90 minutes

Yield: 1 bank


  • 1 plastic jar with lid
  • black paint
  • paintbrush
  • coloured Popsicle sticks
  • hot glue gun with glue
  • hot knife
  • gold glitter
Pot O' Gold Piggy Bank - supplies


  1. Paint the insides of the jar black.
  2. Pot O' Gold Piggy Bank - paint the inside of the jar black
  3. While it's drying, you can start on the rest of the details.
  4. Pot O' Gold Piggy Bank - allow to dry
  5. Cut a Popsicle stick in half.
  6. Pot O' Gold Piggy Bank - cut a Popsicle stick in half
  7. Lay out some Popsicle sticks side by side in the rainbow colour order. Hot glue the short piece of stick on them to hold them together.
  8. Pot O' Gold Piggy Bank - lay out colored sticks in rainbow order and glue the half stick to them

  9. Warm up your hot knife and cut a slot into the top of the plastic lid.
  10. Pot O' Gold Piggy Bank - warm up the hot knife and cut a slit in the plastic jar lid
  11. You'll want the slot wide enough so the rainbow chute fits inside of it, but still have enough space that coins can fall through after it's inserted.
  12. Pot O' Gold Piggy Bank - the slit needs to be long enough for the rainbow sticks and wide enough to allow a coin to slide into the jar past the sticks
  13. Add blobs of hot glue to the lid around the slot.
  14. Pot O' Gold Piggy Bank - add blobs of hot glue to the lid around the slot
  15. Sprinkle with gold glitter.
  16. Pot O' Gold Piggy Bank - sprinkle with gold glitter.

  17. Place the rainbow chute inside the slot at a diagonal, then hot glue a tiny piece of Popsicle stick behind it to prop it up.
  18. Pot O' Gold Piggy Bank - place the rainbow into the slot diagonally and use a small piece of Popsicle stick to hold it at an angle
  19. It's ready for your coins. What a cute way to save!
  20. Pot O' Gold Piggy Bank - ready to add coins
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