Alright, so this isn’t a piggy. I can’t pull one over on you. So you wanna know what it really is? This little bank happens to be made out of one of my old Slim Fast cans. But you can use any can you have on hand.
You will need:
*1 Slim Fast or other can with a plastic lid
*1 piece of scrap book paper
*mod pogde or other glue
*a little hot glue helps but is optional
*twine or ribbon for embellishment
*Exacto knife to slice hole in top of lid
Start by carefully stripping the can down to it’s naked self and slice a coin drop into the lid (you do the slicing not your child, please:)).
Use the Slim Fast wrapper to measure a out how much scrapbook paper you will need to cover the can.
12×12 wasn’t quite big enough to fit around my can so I ended up cutting another little strip of paper to fill the gap that was left to close.
I let my kids use a paint brush to smooth on some mod podge around the can and wrap the scrap book paper around it. I think I used a little hot glue to secure the ends just so we wouldn’t have to wait so long for the glue to dry.
Then we glued on the extra strip of paper that we measured out.
So far it looks like this:
This is the my other hard little worker and her bank:
To finish off our little bank we tied a piece of twine around it, which I hot glued to the back of the can so that it wouldn’t get lost. We also cut out a circle tag with each child’s name on it in order to stake clain to what was rightfully theirs:)
We are currently in the process of making a very manly Captain America bank for my son. I would love to show you how it looks. I will feature it on my blog in the near future. I would be honored to have you stop by Amy’s Craft Bucket. Let me know you came by!