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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  • Super cute! A great group activity at birthday parties


  • The cardboard piggy bank turned out perfect and wasn’t that difficult.


  • great idea, i love craft that uses upcycling!


  • This looks so cute and easy! I’m very much into easy things…. thanks for sharing


  • Cute ! Tip; mix some craft glue with the paint, it makes a huge difference how long the paint lasts on the plastic milk bottle


  • Such a great way to recycle bottles & learn about the importance of money.


  • That’s a big piggy bank and would take very long time to fill but it would save some good money.


  • This is super cute. Love doing crafts with my daughter. She is learning about money at the moment, this is such a great idea.


  • most people would have what they need to do this craft, and its a great wow project to show off too


  • I like that you can unscrew his nose to get the coins


  • What a cute little piggy, now that’s an awesome craft activity.


  • This looks fun to make. We actually made some with our 4year old. We bought different coloured paper and I cut it into all different sizes. She then used craft glue and added the paper where she wanted it.


  • What a great idea. I’m going to ask parents to start collecting their empty 3Lt bottles to make these with my kinder group :)


  • How adorable! Thanks for sharing.


  • So cute. My son would love to make this.


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