|These colorful piggy banks were created from 1.5 Liter Coke bottles!|
|Children from the coastal communities had a blast making these piggy banks|
|This activity was a hands-on component for our Solid Waste Management (SWM) lecture for children|
You will need the following materials:
1.5 Liter plastic bottle with cap
4 additional soda caps for the feet
Crazy Glue (also called “Shoe Glue” in the Philippines)
Hot Glue Gun (Optional)
Moving Eyes (also called “Googly Eyes” in the United States)
Scissors and box cutter
*Peace Corps Volunteers - you can acquire 1.5 Liter bottles (and extra soda caps) from local Junk Shops for about a peso each
Step One: Use the box cutters and cut the end off of your 1.5 L coke bottle and put it aside for the moment. Next, trim off about 3 to 4 inches from the main part of the bottle for a smaller sized pig.
Step Two: Cut two ears to the shape of your desire from some of that plastic bottle you just trimmed away.
Step Three: Use the box cutter and make two slices where the ears will go. Insert the ear pieces into the slits. Use the Shoe Glue (Crazy Glue) to secure them in place.
Step Four: If you have a soldering gun, heat it up and burn four holes into the belly region of the plastic bottle.
Step Five: Burn two holes into each of the 4 caps, which will serve as feet. Next, use the twist ties and secure them to the plastic bottle.
Step Six: Place the bottom end onto the other half of the bottle. Connect the two, and use Shoe Glue to permanently attach them.
Step Seven: You can use the soldering gun to burn a slit for coins in the top of the piggy bank. A box cutter will work also.
Step Eight: Take the yarn and tie it around the “nose” of the pig and fasten the end to some place out in the open where you can spray paint the bottle. Paint your pig the color of your choice! Spray paint seems to dry extra-fast in the Philippines, so be ready to move on fairly soon after.
|Bottles can be painted a variety of colors using spray paint!|
|This is my God Child who had fun playing with all the piggy banks|
|The future Miss Universe! She had a blast with the ribbons and feathers|
|My God Child found another piggy bank to play with|