Recycle, save and have fun with this great kids craft project. Making a paper mache piggy bank is easy and with its bright colours and patterns, they’ll look awesome in kids’ rooms. It teaches kids how to save too.
Lots of newspaper or tissue paper
Thick art brushes
Loads of imagination
Blow up your balloon to the size you want
Tear paper into 2cm x 10cm strips, stick onto balloon by mixing glue and water (half and half). Rest balloon on a mug while working
After 3-4 layers, place balloon in warm area to dry and harden. This will be the body of your pig
Add legs and a nose by cutting out individual egg holders from an egg carton and glue them onto the body
Attach a curled piece of pipe cleaner for a tail
Paint and decorate your papier-mâché animal as you like. Once dry, coat with a thick layer of glue and leave to harden into a varnish like finish. Have an adult cut a money slot at the top
You’re ready to save!