Pig-gy Bank

by Isabel from Oregon


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


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.