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!