Kid Crafts: Colorful Bank

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Bank On It

2. Encourage your child to draw and then cut out shapes of various types and sizes of fish or flowers (shown) or any other motif he desires from other colors of paper. Then let him use paper, crayons, or rhinestones to add details such as fish fins or flower centers. He can include elements like shells and seaweed for an ocean scene or grass, clouds, and a sun for a garden scene. Help him glue the shapes to the covered can.

3. Place the lid on a piece of felt, trace around it with a pencil, and cut out the circle shape. Use fabric glue or a hot glue gun to apply the felt to the top of the lid. (Keep children away from the glue gun.) With a craft knife, make a slit that measures ?" wide and slightly longer than the diameter of a quarter through the felt and plastic lid. Cut a strip of ribbon 1" longer than the circumference of the lid, and glue it around the lip of the lid with fabric glue or a hot glue gun. Place the lid on top of the can, and encourage your child to drop in coins and start saving and playing.

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