CRAFTS AND DIY

DIY: London Bus Piggy Bank

Cardboard Piggy Bank London Bus1

Hi there, remember me? The SHOPUP is coming up soon (are you coming?) and I thought I’d help out these three super busy bees a little bit by contributing a few posts. Hope you don’t mind.

I got an inspiration for this one last summer in Slovenia in a cute toy shop Vanila Park. The owner has this cardboard London Bus that she made together with her daughter on display and I immediately thought about doing a piggy bank similar to it. I love how it turned out and I thought you might like it too.

Like all my crafts it’s super easy and done in under an hour – Tila can’t stay still for longer.

Cardboard Piggy Bank London Bus2

The things you’ll need are:

Cardboard box (mine was size 17,5 cm x 12 cm)
Some extra cardboard
Glue
Scissors
Craft knife (optional)
Ruler
Red, black, white and yellow acrylic paint

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First measure and cut a piece of cardboard to fit inside the bottom of the box to make it more sturdy (those coins can get really heavy).

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Cut an opening in the top of the box big enough to fit the widest coin (for 2 Euros a 2,5 cm x 0,5 cm opening should do) and paint the whole box bright red.

Now cut out four circles about 5 cm in diameter for the wheels (black), two with 2 cm in diameter for the lights (yellow), two 4-centimetre squares and one 9cm x 4 cm rectangle for the windows and paint the pieces (white).

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Glue them on like in the photo above and start saving.  ; )

-Polona

To read more from Polona, go to her cute blog Baby Jungle!


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Comments (5)

Emma
October 22, 2014

These busy bees seem to be forever on holiday!!!!! Cute project thanks for sharing and looking forward to Shop Up! 🙂


Esther in Amsterdam
October 23, 2014

Oh I love this craft project and I’m SO going to try this with my kids! So good to have you back Polona! xxxx


October 24, 2014

It’s so nice to be back Esther, thank you for letting me do this! Can’t wait to share more – I have the cutest xmas craft in mind that I think you’ll love 😉


October 24, 2014

[…] Have you seen my tiny contribution on Babyccinokids Blog already? This is one of my favorite crafts. It’s so easy to do, finished in under an hour and the outcome in super cool! You can see step-by-step photos and read the instructions here. […]


November 1, 2014

What a great idea to make a bank that looks like a bus. This is one of the most adorable banks I have ever seen. And we can even make it ourselves.


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