Friday, December 17, 2010

Gifts Kids Can Make: "Piggy" Bank

 We recently began paying our 6-year-old for helping out around the house.  We want to teach him to save some but I haven't been able to find a container that I'm happy with.  Most piggy banks are glass . . . and I'm just not ready to deal with tears from a broken piggy bank.  Besides, the last thing I need is broken glass everywhere.  Here is where this next homemade gift comes in!

I needed something for my 3-year-old to make for his older brother.  We had an empty Gatorade container lying around (but any container you have will do!) and I went out to buy some colored plastic tape.  You could use duct tape as well.  Then I helped guide my preschooler as he wrapped tape around the jar.  (We picked blue because it's big brother's favorite color.)  Next we added a dollar sign on one side and his initial on the other.  All done in about 5 minutes!

Again, we have another proud, excited boy who can't wait to give on Christmas morning!


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  2. What a great idea having your kids make things for each other-especially things they'll like and use! Great Christmas ideas!

  3. I haven't been to your blog for awhile. I'm amazed how many ideas the two of you come up with!

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