DIY Ceramic Piggy Banks
I bought this to give to my little neighbor friends as a just because gift. When I received the piggies I was amazed at the quality and value. I do craft shows throughout the year and will definately buy more to paint. What a great item, love them!!!!
January 26, 2012
I ordered these piggy banks for my daughter's Olivia the pig theme birthday party. They were great and the kids loved them! They were bigger than I expected. They did not fit in the Olivia favor boxes, too big. I would definitely order these again and I highly recommend them. I recommend spraying/painting your finished masterpiece with a clear coat to make these a great finished product!
August 10, 2011
Bought these together with the ceramic markers and metallic "Cauight Being Good" coins as an activity for our Children's Festival & Advocacy Walk in conjunction with National Child Abuse Prevention month. I was totally cleaned out in 2 hours (I bought 150, but could've given away twice that many). Also provided a handout with ideas on how to utilize the reward program. Great activity for children 4 & up.
April 20, 2011
Oh so cute.
KIDS LOVE THESE!!!!! Buy LOOTTTTSSS of extras. Kids ask me all of the time now if we can paint more piggy banks! So....I ordered the cupcake ones too.....EVEN BIGGER HIT!!!! Even the boys LOVED painting these! Excellent, durable product! My mom and sister-in-law asked me to save some for them to paint too.
February 13, 2011
I wanted to get these for a while, but the price is a little too high for a whim. I ended up getting them for my three year old to paint and decorate for his family as christmas presents. I want him to be able to give a gift he put some effort into, and teach him about generosity. He had a great time making all 12 and used self adhesive foam stickers, glitter glue, googli eyes, buttons, paint, etc. to decorate them. They were actually a little bigger than I thought they would be and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality. The packaging was great at keeping such a fragile item secure.
November 10, 2010
Love Love Love Love Them
I used these for our VBS program this year. They were loved by all including our youth volunteers. It's a good thing I got extras because they were going like hotcakes. We used acrylic paint with brushes or they could sponge paint. They were easy enough even for our 4 year olds. The plastic bottom plugs were very difficult to remove and I had to use my needle nose pliers BUT that could actually be an ASSET especially for the lil' ones. I am thinking of ordering more of these for my boys next birthday party.
June 21, 2010
the ceramic pigs and ceramic turtles are perfect! so cute, great size and the paint looked great on them! I suggest google eyes to be glued on. much easier than trying to paint an eye., loved these! and the all came in great condition... not a single one broken.
May 19, 2010
Absolutely Adorable! We purchased these for our Daisy Girl Scout Group. We were learning about saving money and found these. They came very quickly and had no breakage. We used sharpie markers because the girls had more control using them. I would think that older children would like the arcrylic paints. Highly recommend.
February 3, 2010
Perfect for 6-year-old birthday goodie bag
I bought this, plus Rainbow Acrylic Paint Strips for my son's 6th-year-old birthday party goodie bags. They show good quality. Every kid, no matter boy or girl, likes them very much. After kids complete their own design and decoration using the paint, they can use this piggy bank to collect their allowance. It is really something that has fun, and is also useful. Very satisfied with this purchase.
December 20, 2012
I have purchased these for the past 3 years for my 4th graders to paint during the holiday party. Takes them about 45 minutes to complete and keeps them occupied. Nothing to cut or paste. They are a big hit and something the kids take pride and keep. The quality is excellent for the price. They are ceramic and fragile - but well packaged, I've ordered two dozen a year for the past 3 years and not one was broken - comes well packed in a box with styrofoam and individual plastic bags, The robot banks and the turtle banks are also favorites of the kids.
For best results use a high quality arcrylic paint - not just a craft paint and NOT tempra. Michael's Crafts store brand arcrylics work well with one coat coverage. - The paints they sell on here are not too good for this. Tempra flakes off. FIrst have kids Paint it with a base coat of a desired color and let dry completely, then paint on details. When dry, paint on a clear coat of arcrylic gloss (Marth Stewart brand works wonders on this). I glued on googly eyes with white glue for a nice finished look. The kids were able to get very good results.
December 16, 2012