Thursday, June 10, 2010
Preschool Piggy Bank Craft
I'm going to be honest here - I'm not sure I would make this craft with young children again. It is too hot-glue dependent.
Give each child a plastic bottle on which you have cut out a rectangle with an exacto knife. This is where the money goes in so test it with a quarter to make sure you have made it large enough.
Have each child find a cap that fits their bottle and four matching caps for the feet.
With a sharpie marker draw two large dots on the cap for the nose.
Have the kids cut out a piece of patterned paper for the body of their pig and glue it on.
Glue the feet to the bottom with hot glue.
Have the children add the eyes - I put on dabs of hot glue but you could use elmers.
Next have the kids glue the ears together - just two different patterns of paper cut into leaf shape. Fold down the bottom 1/2 inch and then glue them to the top of the pig's head.
Give each child 1/2 of a chenille stick and have them wrap it around a pencil to make it curly. Use hot glue to attach it to the rear of your pig.
Give each child some pennies and let them fill their banks!