DIY Piggy Banks to Make Saving Fun

Masson Jar Piggy Banks

Teaching your kids to save starts with a piggy bank, and even adults are grateful for small change saved up in bowls, jars, or piggybanks at times – especially in the inevitable money-drought that hits just before payday! Check out these easy, DIY mini-savings banks. They’re fun to make, fun to fill, and they look great too!

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Super Hero Banks

Turn your kids into savings superheroes with these superhero piggybanks. Ok, so they’re not actual pigs, but we’re betting your kids will find them much more motivating than that.  Make them together!

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Minnie & Mickey Mouse Banks

The delights of Disney can’t fail to appeal to younger children, and this colorful design makes an ordinary jar look like Minnie and Mickey seen from behind. Maybe your kids would like to save up for spending-money on their next trip to Disney world!

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Mail Tube Pen Bank

Create a fun décor item for a kid’s bedroom or study area and encourage your little ones to think big! Just imagine how much money could go in there! It costs next-to-nothing to make, and it looks exciting!

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Bottle Piggy Bank

For traditionalists who say only a piggy will do, this little cutie will fit the bill. We like the way kids can see their money growing more through the glass sides. Of course, digging in will be a temptation – but learning to resist financial temptation is ultimately a great life-lesson.

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Air Plane Bank

Turn a regular water bottle into an exciting airplane-bank. Although it can’t fly, your kids will be able to see their savings taking off. This cool project is perfect for crafting together as a family – and don’t forget, little girls love airplanes too, especially when they’re pink!

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Cereal Box Piggy Banks

Saving is for the future, and what could be more futuristic than a robot? Draw your own funny faces, stick on a pair of googly eyes, and you’re all set. Now it’s just a matter of filling your robot’s tummy with cash.

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Shadowbox Piggy Banks

What are you or your kids saving up for? State the message behind the motivation loud and clear with this artsy shadow box idea, and take savings to the next level with a savings bank that’s perfect for paper money.

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What are you or your kids saving up for? State the message behind the motivation loud and clear with this artsy shadow box idea, and take savings to the next level with a savings bank that’s perfect for paper money.

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Irina Vasilescu :Irina Vasilescu is our crafty designer. She joined the team three years ago and is also involved in the writing process.