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Milk Jug Piggy Bank
Milk Jug Piggy Bank
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Milk Jug Piggy Bank

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Children recycle a milk jug into a fully painted piggy bank!

This fun and engaging craft is appropriate for:
1st - 3rd grade / 6 - 8 years

You will need:


  1. Lightly sand the jug before painting to allow the paint to adhere to the surface better.
  2. Use template to trace two ears onto a sheet of tagboard. Cut out the ears.
  3. Cut the paper towel tube in half. Then, cut one of the pieces in half again at a 45-degree angle so that you have two small pieces.
  4. With masking tape, attach the two paper towel tube “feet” to the front of the jug. Next, tape both ears to the jug.
  5. Paint the pig (including the ears and legs) with a brush or sponge.
  6. Attach the pipe stem onto the jug for the “tail.”
  7. Glue wiggly eyes onto the front top of the jug. If you wish, use a marker to draw the rest of the face onto the pig.
  8. Cut out a slot at the top rear of the jug to create the coin slot.
  9. Insert coins in the slot. To remove the coins, just unscrew the pig’s “nose!”
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