We started giving our son an allowance recently. By contributing to some of our household chores, he earns $1.00 a week and is completely thrilled. With his allowance and gifts from the tooth fairy, he has been in search of a designated place to keep his money. So, with this recipe’s theme of pork, we thought ‘how about a piggy bank?!’ Even better, a totally DIY project.
I love the idea of kids making something that they can actually use over and over again. These piggy banks also make great gifts for friends or family!
While crafting, you and your kids might want to take a moment to learn some fun facts about this meal’s featured ingredient: PORK
🐖 pork 🐖
- Pork (the flesh of a pig or hog) is consumed more than any other animal protein in the world.
- Pork is high in protein. Protein helps build, maintain and replace the tissues in our bodies.
- Many cuts of pork are leaner than they used to be. In fact, a pork tenderloin is as lean as a skinless chicken breast.
- Bacon is one of the oldest meats, dating back to 1500 B.C.
Corresponding Recipe: Skillet Pork Chops with Crispy Green Bean Fries
Skills supported: Fine motor (cutting, folding, taping/gluing), following instructions, math (composing shapes)
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Consider setting up the craft before cooking so that your kids can get to work right away.
- Pig’s Body: Trace each side of your tissue box and cut out 6 pieces of light pink construction paper. Glue or tape each piece of paper to each side of the tissue box. To create the piggy bank’s coin drop, create a small slit on the top of the piggy bank box over the hole from which the tissues previously extended.
- Pig’s Snout: Cut out a medium-sized oval from the dark pink construction paper. Draw or glue/tape two small black circles on each side of the dark pink oval. Glue or tape the snout to the middle of the front side of the piggy bank.
- Pig’s Eyes: Draw or glue/tape two small black dots above the snout.
- Pig’s Ears: Cut out two dark pink triangles. Bend back the bottom edges slightly and use glue/paint to fasten the triangles to the top of the box (on the edge closest to pig face).
- Pig’s Tail: Cut out a thick strip of dark or pink paper and twist it slightly. (You can twist it around a pen/pencil to get a good spiral). Glue/tape to backside of the box.