Every kid needs a piggy bank. With just paper maché boxes, paint, and glue, you can create a one-of-a-kind piggy bank for the Minecraft fan in your house!
What You Need
- Medium size paper maché rectangular box (with lid)
- Small size paper maché square box (with lid)
- 4 square wood blocks (3/4 inch)
- Craft stick or popsicle stick
- Pink acrylic paint
- Black acrylic paint
- White acrylic paint
- Paint brush
- Hot glue gun
Begin by cutting a small slot for coins in the center of the rectangular lid.
Next, paint both boxes and lids, four small wood blocks, and the craft stick pink. Allow to dry completely.
Next, glue the lid of the small box on one edge of the box.
Use a paintbrush to paint the black and white eyes of the pig on the front facing side, directly under the edge of the lid.
Next, mix the pink paint with the black and white for different shades of pink. Use the larger end of the chopsticks as stamps to create the pixelated pink pattern Minecraft players are familiar with.
Cut the craft stick into a piece approximately one inch long. Stamp two dark pink paint squares on the ends and a light pink square between them. Allow to dry completely.
Continue the pixelated pattern on the rectangular box, lids, and small square box.
Paint two dark pink squares for the “toes” of the pig on each small wooden block.
Once all of the paint pattern is dry, glue the four feet on the bottom of the large rectangular box. The feet don’t line up under the corners of the box, but should be able to support the pig’s body. Glue the pig’s nose under the eyes.
Glue the pig’s head to the lid of the rectangular box only. (The lid can be removed to get to the money—no shaking required!)
Place the lid on the box, and your bank is done!