Making Plastic Bottle Piggy Banks

DIY Projects For Kids

How to Make Piggy Banks From Plastic Bottles

DIY Piggy BanksDIY projects are often a great way to fill an afternoon and keep your children entertained at the same time. However, we know how difficult it can be to think of new and creative ways to help your kids have fun at home. To help with this, at The Brook Early Education and Care, we like to think of creative DIY tasks which are fun and engaging but also to assist to expand your child’s mind and teach them new skills.


This DIY piggy banks project is easy to follow and guarantees a creative afternoon of fun. This project is also the perfect opportunity to begin teaching your children about the value of money. It’s never too early to get your little ones thinking about good money management and what better way to show them how to start saving than by making their own money box!


What you’ll need:


  • Empty plastic water bottle
  • Scissors
  • Knife
  • Coloured paper
  • Wooden beads
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Glue
  • Hole punch
  • Paintbrush
  • Paint


How to do it:


  • Peel the label off your clean, empty bottle. Use your knife to cut a slot in your bottle approximately 2cm wide.
  • Use your scissors to cut a strip of paper long enough to wrap around the bottle. Wrap the paper around the bottle and use a pencil to trace over the coin slot.
  • Glue the paper in place and then use your knife to cut out the slot.
  • Use scissors to cut out shapes for the ears and inner ears of your piggy. Glue the two pieces together, then bend back the bottom of the ear and glue to your bottle.
  • Trace around the bottle cap on a piece of paper. Cut the shape out and glue to the cap. Then use your hole punch to make two circles in a different coloured paper. Glue these to the bottle cap to make the pig’s snout.
  • For eyes, use your hole punch to make two circles in your paper. Glue these to the bottle.
  • For legs, paint the beads and let them dry. Glue them to the underside of the bottle.


At The Brook Early Education and Care, we encourage parents to get their children involved with creative activities like this at home, as it is a way of continuing the work we do at the centre with our learning programs. For more information on our learning programs, click here.


Try another fun DIY project for Kids: How to Make Personalised Wrapping Paper



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