Tissue Box Piggy Bank

This craft is kind of a pig deal! Bank on our upcycled craft that turns a tissue box into a DIY piggy bank.

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  • Crayola Acrylic Paint
  • Crayola Model Magic
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayola Paint Brush
  • Crayola No-Run School Glue
  • Disposable Plate
  • Pencil
  • Tissue Box

CIY Staff Tips:

  • Model Magic pieces that haven’t dried will easily adhere to one another. For added strength, or to attach dried pieces of Model Magic together, use our No-Run Washable School Glue.
  • We used Crayola Scissors to help shape our Model Magic, but you could also use our Model Magic Shape ‘n Cut Tools.


Step 1

Pour white and red paint onto disposable plate.

Step 2

Mix paint together with paint brush to create pink shade.

Step 3

Cover tissue box with paint. Dry 1–2 hours. Add second coat. Dry 1–2 hours.

Step 4

Shape Model Magic snout and mouth. Use pencil eraser to make indents to create nostrils.

Step 5

Shape Model Magic tail, ears, eyes, eyebrows, and bow.

Step 6

Glue facial features to front of box.

Step 7

Glue ears to top of box.

Step 8

Glue tail to back of box.

Step 9

Glue bow to top of box. Let all Model Magic and glue steps dry overnight.

Step 10

Drop in coins and fill your piggy bank!

  • Occasion:

    • Rainy Day Crafts,

    • Spring

  • Age:

    • 6+,

    • 8+

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