Crafty Kids: Money Jars

So, my challenge for this month is to try to get my girls to pick up the money they have scattered around the house and learn to save for an object they really, really want. Remember, children’s perceptions of money and how they relate to it come directly from their role models.

Coin Jars

  • Step 1: Collect Jars
  • Step 2: Remove label and clean thoroughly
  • Step 3: Paint cover
  • Step 4: Label & Decorate
  • Step 5: Save!

Money Jar Items

  • Empty jars
  • Glue
  • Craft paint
  • Stickers
  • Waxed paper
  • Colored paper or labels

Step 1: Clean your jars.

I used pickle jars but if you prefer plastic for younger kids try an empty mayonnaise or peanut butter container.

Tip: Use cooking spray to get off the sticky residue. Spray with cooking spray or oil and rub the sticky mess off, then clean with soap and water.

Step 2: Let your kids paint the lids with craft acrylic paint.

Tip: Waxed paper makes a great, easy-clean up paint pallet.

Step 3: Decorate the jars with stickers.
I used letter stickers to spell out one child’s name and let the other draw on a label that we attached with white glue.

Step 4. Gather up all the loose change around the house and let your child fill his money bank.

Step 5. Now that your child has a unique, personalized money jar encourage them to watch the savings grow!


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