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DIY Cereal Box Piggy Banks

Coming into the new year is a great time to talk to kids about what it means and looks like to save money. Add a little fun to this life lesson with these easy to make piggy banks. Kids can create whatever their imagination can come up with using an empty recycled cereal box, construction paper, scissors, glue, a few googly eyes and a pipe cleaner or two.

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Start by covering the box with construction paper (or paint with a few coats of paint).

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For younger kids, lay out different shapes that they can combine to create the animal of their choice. Older kids can use scissors to cut out shapes of their own.

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Glue shapes and pieces together and attach to the covered box.

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All pigs need a fun curly tail right?! Adults can cut a slot for money on the top using a craft knife.

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Robots are also easy to make using pre-cut shapes as well using the same techniques.

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You can get older kids involved as well with fun colors and trendy shapes. Have them write things they want to save for on the box.

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Use your child’s favorite animal or character and watch them get excited about saving!

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Allison Waken is a kids’ activity and craft guru always ready to try something new. See more on her blog, All for the Boys, where she features activities and crafts that inspire creativity, play and interaction.