Paint your own Polka Dot Piggy Bank. This pig bank will keep your change safe and look super cute sitting on your dresser. Great do it yourself kids craft.
Did you have a piggy bank when you were little? I did, but it wasn’t a pig, it was big, yellow, plastic cat with a long neck. Even when I knew how much I had, I remember emptying it out of all my change and dropping each coin one by one into the slot and listening to it slide through the neck and then clink when it hit the bottom. I love that kitty bank.
When I saw this cute paper mache pig at my local craft store the memory of my yellow kitty bank came rushing back into my mind. Feeling a little nostalgic, I bought him and brought him home to paint.
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- Krylon Chalky Finish Tidal Blue
- Paper Mache Pig Bank
- Deco Art Dazzling Metallics Glorious Gold paint
- 3/4″ Stippler Sponge Brush
How to Make a Painted Polka Dot Piggy Bank
For starters, I took the pig outside to paint. I painted his belly, and then when that was nicely coated I turned him over and painted the top.
Spraypaint Tip – To keep the paint from dripping
- Lay down several light coats and lite dry for several minutes between each layer. 2. I did five-light layers and my pig was nicely covered with no drips.
- Hold the spray can 6-8 inches away from the project.
I absolutely love that vibrant teal color. He is looking awesome already!
Next comes the polka dots. I thought about pre-marking where I wanted the dots to go with a pencil but decided to go at it spontaneously.
When getting the paint on the round stipple brush you’ll want to make sure that you have a good amount on the sponge and it is well covered, otherwise, you won’t get the perfect circle when you press down.
Pick up more paint for each circle and place the dots wherever you want them.
My cute little piggy even has a cork stopper. I painted it gold to match all of the dots.
Once dry, I load him up with all of my change.
I can’t get over how cute he is! He’ll never replace my childhood yellow kitty bank, but here is to new memories!
What type of penny bank did you have as a kid? Share and leave a comment below!
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