Cute Piggy Banks – Teach kids to save money in 3 steps
March 20, 2011 § 1 Comment
These are the piggy banks which I have made it myself. It is inexpensive and also very easy to make.
Now in market you may find many variety of containers of different shapes and colors to store money or coins but still we call them piggy banks.
Ever thought Why? How is that related to a pig. Recently I got to read in Wikipedia about it which i found to be interesting, I will share that with you in short so that you could share that with your children.
Piggy bank (sometimes penny bank or money box) is the traditional name of a coin container; usually used by children. Piggy banks are typically made of ceramic or porcelain. They are generally painted and serve as a pedagogical device to teach the rudiments of thrift and savings to children.
In English, the word “pig” can refer to two things: the animal and earthenware, which is used to make crockery. People often saved money in kitchen pots and jars made of pig, called “pig jars”. By the 18th century, the term “pig jar” had evolved to “pig bank”. Once the meaning had transferred from the substance to the shape, piggy banks began to be made from other substances, including glass, plaster, and plastic.
The general use of piggy banks is to store loose change in a quaint, decorative manner. Modern piggy banks are not limited to the likeness of pigs, and may come in a range of animal shapes, sizes and colors.
I hope this added some interesting facts to your knowledge.
You can ask your kids to make piggy banks themselves or could gift them so that they start to learn money saving.
Steps to make:
You will need :
1. Clay piggy bank
2. Acrylic colors
1. Buy a clay piggy bank which will hardly cost you 10-20 bugs.
2. Pick any cute and colorful design either from internet or any book.
3. Sketch selected design on your piggy bank and finally paint it with Acrylic colors.
Make it really colorful, your kids would love it.
Let it dry and your piggy bank is ready!
On every Christmas holidays, I go my sisters place to celebrate it with her two kids. As I enjoyed crafting and love giving gifts to my closed ones on Christmas. I planned to gift something which could make them learn, so I made these piggy banks and kept them near the Christmas tree. They were totally excited to have them and thought that it was from Santa Clause. I bought a Christmas tree as well with me, so that I could teach them how to plant a tree, planting a Christmas tree on Christmas day was very exciting for them. Trust me it was total fun for me and the kids 🙂
If you have any other creative piggy bank ideas, please do share 🙂 and would love to hear your stories.