Coin Bank Projects for Kids

While they’re still young, we have to teach our kids the value of saving money. And what’s a better way to do that than to help them make coin banks of their own? After all, the excitement and pride of making an adorable coin bank will totally encourage them to drop coins in everyday!

Mason Jar Coin Bank

Mason jars are amazing to keep things organized around the house. Now, you can use them to keep extra coins. This project is very simple, so you won’t even need an hour to finish it with your kids.

Here’s what you need:

  • mason jar with a lid
  • marker
  • rotary tool
  • paints or other things for decoration (like laces, construction paper, beads, fur, glitter etc.)
    glue
  • Directions:
    1. Unscrew the lid off the mason jar.
    2. Remove the labels. Clean it, and let it dry.
    3. Mark where the slot is going to be on the lid. Make it long and wide enough to let the biggest coin pass through.
    4. With a rotary tool, cut into the lid. An adult should do this part of the project.
    5. Paint the jar, or glue on decorations but make sure not to cover the part where you screw the lid on.
    6. Put the lid back on, and start saving money!

    Plastic Bottle Coin Bank

    Soda bottles are bad news for the environment. So don’t throw them out! Recycle them; turn them into cute coin banks. You can even go all out and turn them into actual pig-shaped banks, a nature friendly twist to the classic piggy bank.

    Here’s what you need:

  • 2-liter empty soda bottle with a cap
  • scissors
  • glue
  • 4 extra bottle caps
  • paints or other things for decoration
  • Directions:
    1. Remove the bottle cap and the labels. Clean the bottle, and allow it to dry.
    2. With a marker, make a line on the middle side of the bottle. This will be the top of the coin bank. Again, make it long and wide enough to fit the biggest coin.
    3. Put the bottle cap back on.
    4. At the opposite side of the bottle where the slit is cut, glue four bottle caps across each other. These will be the stand. They’ll prevent the bottle from rolling off.
    5. Decorate the bottle to your liking, and start filling it with coins!

    Pringles Can Coin Bank

    Lastly, we all know kids love potato chips. Devouring the crunchy treats is totally a cinch for them. But, what do you do with the empty can? Why, you turn it into a charming coin bank, of course!

    Here’s what you need:

  • an empty Pringles can with a lid
  • box knife or a razor knife
  • glue
  • paint or other decorations
  • Directions:
    1. Clean the empty Pringles can. Don’t get it wet. It’s actually made from paper, so it’ll get soggy and soft. Instead, wipe off the potato chips’ crumbs and oil with a piece of cloth that’s been lightly soaked with water and detergent. Clean the lid as well.
    2. To get rid of the chips’ smell, place baking soda inside the can, and leave it overnight or once the odor disappears.
    3. Once the can is clean, take the lid and draw a slit on it. Like always, make sure the slot is wide and long to accommodate big coins.
    4. Place the lid upside down with its sides facing up, and pierce the marked slot with the box knife. Leave your kids out of this portion of the project.
    5. Pop the lid back to the can.
    6.Finally, you can now paint it, or glue decorative items on it.

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