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Paper Mache Piggy Bank

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Start your preschoolers off on the right foot with this Paper Mache Piggy Bank that they can make to hold all of their precious pennies. Make sure they understand the importance of each and every penny and how five pennies add up make a nickel, 2 nickels make a dime, 2 dimes and a nickel make a quarter etc.

Trivia:  Over 300 billion one-cent coins, with 11 different designs, have been minted since 1787. The first one-cent coin was struck in 1787 by a private mint.

Supplies

Large Balloon
Disposable Plastic Bowl
Masking Tape
Small Disposable Bathroom Cups
Cardboard Scraps
30' of Rigid Wrap
Scissors
Paint and Brush
Scrapbook Paper (optional)
Decoupage Solution (optional)
Two 35mm Wiggle Eyes
Pink Pipe Cleaner
Vinyl Tape
Low Temp Glue Gun
Serrated Knife (or matte knife) and Adult

Instructions

To get the kids started on their Paper Mache Piggy Bank, have them blow up a large balloon. Tie off.

Turn the balloon sideways. The tail will be the end with the knot. Tape four small bathroom cups to the bottom of the balloon for feet.

Cut a fifth cup down to 1". Tape to the front for a snout.

Cut two triangles for ears. Tape them in place for ears.

Fill a plastic bowl with water. Cut 1-1/2" strips of Rigid Wrap. Dip a strip into the water and lay down on the balloon smoothing with extra water on your fingers. Continue dipping, laying and smoothing until you have covered the entire shape at least twice. Make sure the joints at the feet, ears and snout are secure. Let dry about 1 hour.

Ask an adult to cut a 1-1/2" hole in the bottom and a slit in the top. This will pop the balloon which you can ease out the bottom hole. Let dry thoroughly (probably overnight).

Paint. Let Dry.

You can also add a decorative decoupage finish. We cut flowers out of scrapbook paper. And decoupaged them the piggy. Applying an overall coat of decoupage for a glossy finishes.

Glue on wiggle eyes.

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2 thoughts on “Paper Mache Piggy Bank”

  1. Steve Hayes says:

    Spelling Nickel (and I’m British!)

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