Angry Birds Piggy Bank

About: Computer nerd during the day.

We used the pig pattern from our Life Sized Angry Birds game (https://www.instructables.com/id/Life-Sized-Angry-Birds-Game/ ) to make an easy and inexpensive Angry Birds Piggy Bank.


Materials
1 foot of 1 x 6 pine
small empty plastic peanut butter jar (use other jars if it looks good)
small wood screws
glue
pipe cleaner (for the tail)

Tools
Dremel Tool
Screwdriver
Drill
Scroll Saw

Step 1: Cut Out Piggy Head and Rear

Trace the pig head and rear onto a 1 x 6 piece of pine. Use a scroll saw to cut the head and rear out of the pine. Sand the edges.

Step 2: Paint

Paint the pig head and rear. Paint the peanut butter jar lid green.

Step 3: Assemble Bank

Use two small screws to attach the peanut butter jar lid to the angry pig head. Drill a small hole in the angry pig rear and attach a small piece of pipe cleaner that has been twirled to look like a pig tail. Glue and insert the tail into the hole in the rear of the pig. Glue the bottom of the peanut butter jar to the rear of the pig.

Step 4: Cut Out Coin Hole and Insert Coins

Use a dremel tool with a cut-off attachment to cut a coin slot in the middle top of the peanut butter jar. Sit down on your sofa, root around for coins, and deposit them into the hungry piggy.

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    bajablue

    6 years ago on Introduction

    This is too adorable!

    You did an excellent job, too!

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    domesticdiva

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for the inspiration- my Angry Birds obsessed son dropped and broke his beloved piggy bank the other day and needs a new one. I don't have a scroll saw or dremel (and am too lazy to borrow my dad's today LOL) but I DO have some green paint, green felt, green foam board, styrafoam, hot glue, and lots of jar options- "Ferb- I know what we're going to do today!".

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    blossom9283

    7 years ago on Introduction

    I am a anything pig fanatic (probably why this game makes me sad because the pigs get knocked down) and I looooove this piggy bank!!!!

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    mikeandreblossom9283

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    The pigs get knocked down, but they are un-hurt. I think they kind of enjoy it - kind of like puppies rough housing each other and with their human friends:) They get right back up with a smile on their face.