Introduction: Popsicle Stick Piggy Bank

Hello everybody.

As a child i never had a piggy bank. I remember storing my money in a wallet or in a jar. So i decided to make a piggy bank using Popsicle Sticks. I also tried to make the construction reusable, which means that you can take you money at any time without having to crack the piggy bank.

Materials used: Popsicle sticks, glue and toothpicks for decoration.

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Step 1: ​The Body of the Piggy Bank

It is cube shaped and to construct it you will have to do the following: put 11 sticks horizontal one below the other and attach vertically to the edge of the sticks 1 stick left and 1 stick right .This procedure is repeated 3 more times. Once you have 4 total pieces, glue them so as to form a cube .

Step 2: The Top of the Piggy Bank

Place 11 sticks in sequence one below the other.Select the middle stick and measure how many centimeters you need to cut, to make a hole large enough for a bill or a coin to pass.After that, glue vertically to the edges 1 stick left and 1 stick right.

Step 3: The Bottom of the Piggy Bank

The bottom of the piggy bank has a lid that "slips", which means it opens and closes so as to get your savings from the inside of the piggy bank.To make it you will have to do the following: glue sticks left-right-up-down. Make 1 row.

Then glue sticks only left and right. It is advisable to make 3 rows, so as the cap abuts the rest of the box. Finally continue the procedure normally, i.e. glue sticks left-right-up-down and that's it. Fill any gaps with extra Popsicle sticks.

Make a lid. Set 9 Popsicle sticks on a row and glue one Popsicle stick on the left edge and one on the right edge. Mine didn't fit so i glued them forming the V letter.

When you have finished put the lid into place and fill your piggy bank with money. In case you want to get your savings back, just "slip" the lid and your money will fall!!!

Thank you for reading and i hope you will make it!!!

In case you need extra help please watch the video on YouTube at the following link here

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mrsmerwin made it!(author)2017-04-26

I am interested in how you attached each plate to make the box itself. The sliding bottom is very clever.

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DreamsA made it!(author)2017-04-27

Thank you for your comment. To make the box you just need to glue the plates so as to form a cube. For extra support and help you can glue inside the cube and at each corner one Popsicle stick. It is much easier of course, if you use hot glue. Hope i helped you.

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mrsmerwin made it!(author)2017-04-27

Thanks. It will help.

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seamster made it!(author)2016-10-06

This is a neat little craft. Got any photos of the process of making it? If you did, those would be great to include ;)

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DreamsA made it!(author)2016-10-08

Thank you for your comment. I added some photos, i hope they can help!!!

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