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DIY: Make a Decorated Money Bank

by Terri Fields

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This is a great time to talk to your kids about saving money for the New Year. Talk about the different kinds of money and the benefits of saving. Help you child identify a goal for the year (a new toy, book or even a charitable donation) and calculate how much money they would need to save to meet that goal.  This "do it yourself" bank is easy to make, fun to decorate and a great way to teach kids about the importance of saving.


  • Pringles can, coffee can, jar
  • Scissors/Exacto knife
  • Construction paper
  • Stickers
  • Markers and crayons
  • Ruler
  • Glue or double sided tape


  • Clean the container you are going to use. Next make a hole in the top of your can using scissor or an exacto knife., big enough for the largest bill or currency you will be depositing.
  • Secure the top onto the container.
  • Cover the entire container with paper
  • Decorate it with markers, crayons and stickers.
  • Don’t forget to add some money at the end to help your child get started towards their goal!

Happy saving!

Find more creative things for your family at Terri's Creative Parenting blog.

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