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Bottle Bank

This little piggy (bank) started off at the market as a bleach bottle.

Source: Martha Stewart Kids, Winter 2006


  • Empty bottle

  • Scissors

  • Double-sided tape

  • Hot-glue gun

  • PIpe cleaner


  1. Rinse an empty bottle with hot soapy water; let dry. Cut features such as eyes, ears, and nostrils from construction paper (ears should have tabs).

  2. Attach with double-sided tape, as shown. Tape patterned paper around body. Hot-glue empty thread spools on for legs. Cut a slot at the top for coins, and a hole in back to insert a pipe-cleaner tail.

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