No matter what we always seem to have change lying around and we’re always looking for places to put it. Now, with kids that would be super easy, you give it to them in their piggy bank! Both boys have their piggy bank, and the money that goes in there gets split up to savings, sharing, and spending. We don’t do charity with the boys money; they share their money. In other words, Thaddeus gives some of his money with Xavier. At least, that’s how it initially started so that Xavier could build up some money. Now you can make a mason jar piggy bank for yourself or your children.
Now that Xavier is old enough to start learning the sharing thing, we’ll have to come up with another “sharing” type thing for them since it wouldn’t make much sense for them to share their money with each other. Maybe we’ll do a “share” for them to put part of their money together to buy something they both can use! We’ll have to figure that part out later. But in the meantime, we know where that money will go. Into a mason jar piggy bank!
Making a mason jar piggy bank is super easy to make.
Mason Jar Piggy Bank
What you need
- Mason Jar
- Paints or other things to decorate the jar if you wish
- Rotary tool to cut the slit into the lid
- Mark the spot where you want to make the slit to the top and then use a rotary tool to cut the slot. It’s easiest to use a rotary tool, however, if you don’t have one you can use a screwdriver and a hammer. Just be careful if you are doing it like this because it will leave some nasty sharp edges. You can also put a thick piece of construction paper or cardboard in place of the little lid, just cut it to the same dimensions as the mason jar lid.
- Decorate the mason jar to your liking. You can go to and search for all kinds of ways to decorate a mason jar. I just left it plain for the time being.
- Screw the lid on; you can seal it shut if you’d like so you are not tempted to open it and get money out.
- Start adding your spare change!
It’s a very simple DIY project and only takes a few minutes at most to complete if you aren’t decorating it.
You may also like this other mason jar craft that’s great for kids.