Friday, June 28, 2013

Bottle Piggy Banks #12MonthsofMartha Giveaway

Disclosure: Martha Stewart provided the books for review/giveaway. The strong opinions are as always my own. 

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.

  • Scissors
  • 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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amynr said...

We love to swim, vacation, and birthday parties :)

Christine said...


Megan said...

We like to do anything outside! Our summers are short, so we try and soak up every last minute of sunshine.

Summer Rumsey said...

So cute!!

Nat said...

Fun! It looks like it would be easier for them to get their money out too.

Jen | Something Turquoise said...

Just darling!!!!

patti said...

We love to swim and craft!

Katie said...

This is so adorable!!!

marie said...

I like to have some activities pre-planned but usually we are spontaneous.
Marie d.

Corrin Kosifou said...

so cute, and such a great idea for even quite little kiddos! thanks!

Corrin Kosifou said...

in the summer we love to have lots of water fights!

Donna O'Neil said...

Swimming Lessons!

shana said...

summer meant camping!

freddie said...

Have family cookouts. dwelchert at yahoo dot com

Elaine said...


Mara Yager said...

just being outside and exploring!! thank you!

Katie Cohagen said...

Swimming and going for walks!

Stacy Risenmay said...

Those are ADORABLE!!!

Alvina Castro said...

water fun!

Teresa Young said...

We like to swim & hike

Heather said...

Go swimming,slip-n-slide and run through the sprinkler!

heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

Ingrid D said...

What type bottle did you use? Ours are Deer Park, and they tip over without any money in them.

Another tip is to cut your openings in the bottle first (they are very irregular cuts). Cut your paper opening in the middle and then attach to the bottle.

Thank you!

Michelle Barneck said...

@Ingrid D I used Kirkland brand, but mine tip over without money too. The weight of the lid and thick plastic at the nose compared to the thin plastic at the bottom makes them front heavy.