We always have jars around the house; from pickles, or pasta sauce in all different sizes. There is also spare change hiding in the couch cushions or the junk drawer. So here is a quick craft with the kids to put that jar to good use and find the spare change a home.
- clean glass jar
- pink and brown acrylic paint
- 2 googly eyes
- 1 small pink pipe cleaner for the tail
- two small pink felt triangles for the ears
- two 5 inch pieces of 1” by 1” wood (to be used as the stand)
- hot glue and glue gun
- tools include paint brush, jig saw and Dremel
First, paint the jar on the inside the desired pink color. Also paint the lid. With the lid dry, paint two brown dots on the lid for the nose. Allow to completely dry.
While everything is drying, prepare the stand. Trace the curvature of the jar on to both pieces of wood. Use a jigsaw or scroll saw to cut out the curve, creating two cradle pieces as the stand for the piggy bank.
With the jar and lid dry assemble the two pieces together. Place them in the cradles to get the placement of the ears and eyes right. Using hot glue, glue on the eyes, ears and tail. The ears are made by folding two corners of a small triangle to the middle. The pig tail is made by curling the pipe cleaner around your finger.
The last step, using a Dremel cut a slot into the lid forming the mouth for the piggy bank. That is it. If you’d like, you can hot glue the jar to the wooden cradles to make sure they don’t move.