So here are 7 great ideas to help you encourage your child to save! The traveller in me loves the globe piggy bank…
1. Fabric Softener Piggy Bank
Teach your kids how to save money and the earth by transforming an old softener bottle into this adorable piggy bank! Just add embellishments for the ears and eyes, cut a slit in the back, and your kids will be saving in no time! Plus, the built-in handle makes it easy to tote your riches around.
2. Globe Piggy Bank
Perfect for the young traveler. What better way to create a travel fund for your kids than by storing their savings in the belly of a globe?! See how to do it at radmegan.com
3. DIY ‘Grown Up’ Piggy Bank
Use paint and pretty fabric to turn a regular mason jar into a piggy bank your kids can help decorate! Find the instructions at dreamcatcherbaby.com
4. Fabric Piggy Bank
Use leftover fabric scraps — or your little one’s favorite dress she grew out of — to sew this charming piggy bank pouch. Never has saving money been so cute! Get the downloadable template here (noseynest.blogspot.com)
5. Recycled Soda Bottle Piggy Bank
This eco-friendly piggy bank made from a recycled bottle not only teaches your child about saving their money, but also shows them that even small actions can help save the planet. Find out how at marthastewart.com
6. Shadowbox Frame Piggy Bank
Decorate a shadowbox frame with a fun saying, cut a slit in the back, and voila: your own picture-perfect savings bank. Instructions at amomstake.com
7. Paper-mache Piggy Bank
We did these as kids… Amazing! A balloon, egg carton, and tissue paper are all you needed to create the world’s fattest, cutest piggy bank?! Your kids will love gluing on their favorite colored tissue paper — and you’ll love that they finally have a place to save their pennies. Find out how at here (inthelittleredhouse.blogspot.com)
I hope you find something your kids will love! If you’re looking for extra ideas for helping your kids learn to save, check out my post on teaching kids to save. Just click here.