The Bank of Oink

Kids living in poverty recycle plastic bottles to make toys like this piggy bank. Your kids can too!

Celebrate Earth Day and teach your children that saving money can be fun by recycling plastic bottles for this craft.

SUPPLIES

  • 1 recycled plastic water bottle and lid
  • paint, optional
  • colorful paper
  • scissors
  • glue
  • ribbon or pipe cleaner
  • googly eyes or markers
  • lids from 4 plastic water bottles

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cut a slit in the top of a clean water bottle.
  2. Paint the bottle or wrap it in colorful paper.
  3. Cut a circle out of some colorful paper and glue it to the bottle lid for a snout.
  4. For ears, cut out leaf shapes with ½-inch square tabs at the base of each. Cut two slits in the bottle and insert each ear tab into a slit.
  5. Curl a ribbon or pipe cleaner to make a tail, and glue or tape it on.
  6. Glue on eyes or draw your own.
  7. Glue four bottle lids to the bottom for feet.

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