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We have been having so much fun this summer with field trips and crafts. It is the perfect time to enjoy time with the kids and create which is why I was thrilled when I received Martha Stewart's Favorite Crafts for Kids to try out. I heard tons of oohs and aahs and "I want to make that!" as we flipped through the book. We plan on making many of the items from the book, but settled on bottle piggy banks to start out.
Aren't they the cutest little oinkers? I am loving this book!
The instructions are simple and the pictures are of course fabulous.
- Colored & Patterned Paper
- Mini Water Bottles
- Double Sided Tape (optional)
- White Craft Glue
- Utility Knife
- Template for ears from pg. 340
- Hole Punch
- Sharpie (optional)
- Wooden Beads
- Acrylic Paint (optional)
1. We opted to paint our feet aka wooden beads to match our paper. If you are going to do this, paint them first to allow time to dry.
2. Cut long strips of paper to go around the bottles. You can glue them in place, or if you have little hands helping opt for double sided tape.
3. ADULTS: use a utility knife to cute a slot in the top for coins.
4. Use templates to cut out inner and outer ear. Glue together, bend back bottom of ear, glue to bottle.
5. Glue beads to the bottom of the piggy bank for feet.
6. Use a hole punch to make nostrils and (if you have a tiny punch) eyes and glue them in place. If you only have the standard punch you can color on eyes with a Sharpie.
Let the glue dry completely and feed those little piggies some coins. My little guys love doing tasks to earn coins to put in their banks! It's always nice to have a new form of motivation!
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