Make a piggy bank by taping newspaper to a bottle to form the shape of a pig, covering the bottle in papier-mâché, adding a decorative top layer and cutting an opening in the top of the bottle. You need a 2-liter bottle, newspaper, glue, paint, flour and an egg carton.Continue Reading
Wash and dry a 2-liter bottle thoroughly. Make sure the cap is securely on.
Tape newspaper to the bottle in order to form a pig shape. For instance, round out the bottom of the bottle with newspaper to form the pig's rump.
Cut four of the egg cups from an egg carton. Tape them to the bottle to create feet. From the lid of the carton, cut out ear shapes and tape these on top of the bottle for the ears. Twist a piece of newspaper for the tail.
Mix together 1 part water and 1 part flour. Whisk the mixture until there are no lumps.
Cut or tear newspaper into strips. Set aside pieces of paper with interesting small words or images for later.
Dip a strip of newspaper in the papier-mâché mixture, and lay it on the bottle. Repeat this process until the entire bottle is covered. Add at least two layers of papier-mâché - more is preferable. Allow the newspaper to dry completely.
Once the pig is dry, sand it until there are no bumps or lumps.
Mix together 1 tablespoon of white acrylic paint, 1/2 cup of water and 1/4 cup of craft glue.
Dip the pieces of newspaper that were set aside in the glue mixture, and lay them over the pig to form a pattern.
Carefully use a craft knife to cut an opening in the top of the pig for coins.