A very cute project which most kids can manage to do the bulk of by themselves.


  • 1 empty 3L plastic milk container
  • 2 empty toilet rolls
  • black permanent marker
  • pink paint, paintbrushes and newspapers
  • sticky tape


  1. Clean and dry an empty 3L milk container.
  2. Place newspaper on a table, then paint the milk container all over. Then paint the toilet rolls all over. You may need to do several coats to cover the plastic. Leave to dry.
  3. When dry, draw eyes and a nose with the black marker.
  4. Cut one of the toilet rolls into 2 triangles, then sticky tape to the top of the bottle for ears.
  5. Cut the other toilet roll into half and stick at the front of pig to form legs.
  6. Cut a hole in the back of the pig for the money to pass through.

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    • 13 Jun 2016
      7:11 pm

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  • Love this little piggy – oink oink – so cute.


  • this is brilliant. JUST SUPER CUTE!! love love


  • That looks really fun to create and show others. The result of that piggy bank is amazing. Well done.


  • How cute! It’s a lovely, simple idea.


  • So cute. Love it.


  • Such a fun holidays activty


  • So creative and clever. Can’t wait to try this


  • Omg!! I remember doing this with my own mum when I was a kid!!


  • Making their own piggy banks was fun and gave them a sense of pride. They were overjoyed to have a few coins to start them off so their piggy’s tummies rattled. Its amazing to watch how each one individualised their own piggybank and the share time they spend together is valuable.


  • What an awesome idea! Kids will want to use it even more if made by themselves


  • Great idea! We made Papier-mâché piggy banks. Think this idea, is far less messy!

    • Oh papier mache would be a great long weekend or holiday craft too!


  • I remember making one of these when I was a kid. Brings back fond memories


  • great idea to use a recycled milk container


  • Super cute project and most definitely sonething older kids could successfully manage to make on their own


  • This is cool and a great way to save money

    • Think of all the different animals you can use


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