5 DIY Piggy Bank Craft Ideas for Children

DIY Piggy Bank Craft Ideas for Kids

Kids find their happiness in the weirdest of objects and toys. But with age, they start developing a better understanding of the world and the people around them. Hence this becomes an ideal time to introduce them to the concept of a piggy bank. Be it about saving chocolates or keeping pocket money together for older children, having your own piggy bank is a matter of pride for many children. This is a great way to make them realize the value of money, which can be made better by teaching them how to make a piggy bank of their own.

Easy and Fun Ways For Children To Make Piggy Bank Craft At Home

Children find a new level of excitement in being able to store their pocket money as savings in a special way. Helping them with piggy bank art and giving them ideas of crafting their very own personalized piggy banks can help them feel more connected to it.

1. Piggy Bank From An Empty Tissue Box

There’s no such rule that states that a piggy bank should be round in shape. It can even be a square-shaped pig made from a tissue box.


  • Glue
  • Child-friendly scissors
  • Paints
  • Foam paper
  • Cotton
  • Wrapping paper
  • Empty toilet paper rolls
  • Empty tissue paper box


  • Start with toilet paper rolls and cut them in half so that you get four tubes that can be used as legs. You can either leave these in their natural brown colour, paint them or wrap them up.
  • Take the tissue box and wrap it up completely in foam paper or wrapping paper. Cover it on all sides fully to get the main body of the piggy bank.
  • Draw a pig-shaped head on the cardboard paper and then cut it out. Draw the ears separately and cut them out as well. Paint them in the manner of your choosing.
  • Once the paint dries, take a blob of cotton and roll it up into a ball. Now, glue this ball on the face to make the nose of the piggy.
  • Stick the ears on the face appropriately and use additional decorations to make the ears stand out further.
  • Now stick the face on one side of the box. Glue the tubes to the bottom of the box to make the piggy’s feet. Use the scissors to gently cut the wrapping open exactly where the tissue box opening resides. This becomes the entry for coins and notes.

2. A Pig-Shaped Bank from a Simple Bottle

When starting out, it is best for your kids to see how their money is being stored inside their bank. Going with a piggy bank craft water bottle idea can help them make their first bank easily and have fun in seeing their savings stored safely inside.


  • Glue
  • Child-friendly scissors
  • Bundle of wool
  • Foam paper
  • Paints
  • Toy eyes
  • Small water bottle caps
  • A large water bottle cap
  • An empty water bottle


  • Pick your child’s favourite colour and get wool and paper of that colour itself.
  • Use paint of that colour as well and paint all the caps as well as the bottle. You can keep a few places open to see your money inside.
  • Once painted, allow it to dry. Until then, take the wool and start curling it around your finger as tightly as possible. This will later be used as the tail of the piggy.
  • Trace triangular ears on foam paper and cut them out using scissors. You can fold them so that the ears look realistic.
  • Once the bottle and the caps have dried, use some glue and stick the caps around the bottle to mimic the legs of the piggy.
  • The large bottle cap can be screwed onto the bottle, which will become the nose of the piggy.
  • Apply glue to the eyes and stick them accordingly. Repeat the same with the ears. Finally, glue the base of the tail behind the bottle.
  • For the entry, you can either cut a small opening on the bottle’s body or behind it, which can be used to put in coins and notes.

Piggy Bank Craft Water Bottle

3. A Piggy Bank That Can Fly

Piggy bank is just a general shape for the container of money. You can make an aeroplane piggy bank as well to satisfy your child’s flying enthusiasm.


  • A pencil
  • Child-friendly scissors
  • Double sided tape
  • Cardboard paper
  • Plastic bottle


  • Begin by cutting a small gap in the body of the water bottle. Use some coins and notes to check if it is large enough to put the money comfortably.
  • On the cardboard paper, draw L-shaped blocks and cut them out. These will be used to form the rear part of the plane as well as the rudder.
  • Use the double sided tape and stick those pieces to the rear portion of the water bottle. Make sure it doesn’t cover the opening.
  • Just like the tail, draw two rectangles on the cardboard paper and cut them out as well. Once done, roll them up and glue the edges together. These will function as engines of the aeroplane.
  • Glue to the side of the bottle, inclining to the base. This will allow for the plane to stand with support.
  • Repeat the same with two triangular shapes which will become the wings of the plane.
  • Cut a strip from the cardboard paper and glue it on the bottle cap to make it the plane’s propeller. Screw the cap onto the bottle.
  • Use paints or pens to add detail on the plane’s body.

4. Easy Piggy Bank From a Plastic Container

If you think that it takes numerous steps and multiple objects to make a piggy bank, here’s an extremely simple and straightforward way to get one ready.


  • Child-friendly scissors
  • Wrapping paper
  • Plastic container


  • Using the child-friendly scissors or even a knife, under strict adult supervision, cut a slit on the cap of the container. This becomes the entry to insert notes and add coins to your bank.
  • Cover the body of the plastic container completely with wrapping paper and tape the ends of it together. You can use adhesive wallpaper or any other techniques of decorating your piggy bank.

Piggy Bank From a Plastic Container

5. A Fancy Piggy Bank From a Ceramic Jar

Putting together a DIY ceramic piggy bank for your child will be a great way to make a durable savings container. And it is a lot fancier than using any simple boxes or containers.


  • Paints
  • Duct tape
  • Knife
  • Ceramic Jar
  • Plastic Lids


  • If your ceramic jar does not have a good design already, you can use the paints to decorate it in the manner of your choosing. Cover it completely with a single colour, or let loose your inner artist in the best way possible. Allow the jar to dry.
  • Once the paint has dried, print some interesting images from the Internet and glue them on the bottle.
  • Take a knife and make a slot on the plastic lid. It should be large enough to allow coins to be inserted along with notes.
  • Screw this lid on top of the ceramic jar. You can use some more decorative material on the lid as well, making sure the slot is not covered accidentally.

Having a homemade piggy bank is a lot better than going out in the market and purchasing one for your child. Commercial material is always quite generic, even though it may seem flashy. Your own piggy bank allows you to personalize it and make it truly your own.

Also Read: DIY Diwali Craft Ideas for Kids

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Aarohi Achwal holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce and a master’s degree in English Literature. While working as an intern for an English daily, she realised that she likes writing above anything else. The idea of being heard without having to speak appeals to her. She likes to write research-based articles that are informative and relevant. She has written articles on pregnancy, parenting, and relationships. And she would like to continue creating content on health and lifestyle.