Pig-gy Bank

by Isabel from Oregon

Gather

empty cardboard egg carton
scissors
plastic milk jug with cap (washed and dried)
glue
acrylic paint
construction paper
buttons
black marker
pipe cleaner

Go

1. Cut out four individual egg cups from an egg carton.
2. Lay milk jug on its side. Glue the egg cups on the bottom for legs.
3. Let the glue dry.
4. Paint the entire pig.
5. When paint is dry, glue buttons above the cap for eyes and draw nostrils on the cap.
6. Cut two triangles out of construction paper and glue them to your pig for ears.
7. Wrap the pipe cleaner around your finger a few times to create a tail. Poke a small hole in the back of the pig to insert the tail.
8. Ask an adult to help you cut a slot in the top for coins or bills.

This article originally appeared in the August 2009 issue of Focus on the Family Clubhouse magazine. Copyright © 2011 by Focus on the Family. Photo © Ron and Karen Nickel.