Our Crafty Piggy Bank with Think Money

Little children are so much more aware of money and money matters today. If I give one of them change, the others make sure that they are quick to show up to collect their share. The other day, I heard my little one call out to the others saying- ‘Mummy’s giving out money’!! That got them down fast – faster than when I call out for dinner. Perhaps that’s what I should always call out instead.

I was recently asked by Think Money to enter a challenge to decorate a piggy bank. Now knowing how much the children love creating stuff, I figured they would enjoy it. Jadyn came up with the idea of making this angel pig and then even a better one of putting in money every week to give to Children In Need. I thought this was a lovely idea so putting it into force was even more fun.

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We painted our pig with swirls and then created our halo out of pipe cleaner. Cotton was stuck onto card to create wings. Really easy and so much fun.

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I was also asked to share my top financial tips, so here goes –

  1. Budget – Always have a budget and stick to it whether it be weekly grocery shopping, shopping for clothes or a celebration.
  2. Save, save, save – Put aside something everyday, however small and don’t touch it except in an emergency.
  3. Plan for the future – The future does not really take care of itself. Make sure you have a financial goal ahead and strive towards that.

We had a lovely time creating our Piggy bank thanks to the Think Money.

Disclaimer: This is my entry for the Think Money Budgeting with Children challenge. I was provided with the piggy bank and a voucher to purchase products to help me decorate it. All ideas and opinions are my own.

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