DIY Savings Jar for Kids

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Kids are heading back to school and with that they are going to want want lunch money, pretzel money, fair money, and so on. With this, it becomes a great time to allow your children to save.

Sometimes I find that I give my son money for school functions and extras but he often has change. This becomes a great time to teach him the value of a dollar. Allowing him to save the change so that when pretzel day or dress down day comes around he can use money from his savings. Or I can even have him save till school is over to see how much he has and allow him to do something he wants.


Teaching your little one to save is nothing but beneficial. You can’t go wrong with this. My son loves to save his money for mall shopping. Kid has expensive taste. Haha.


»»» Supplies Needed «««

  1. Mason Jar
  2. Paint
  3. Painters Tape
  4. Paint Brush
  5. Siccors
  6. Scraping Paper
  7. Money


Step 01: First thing you want to do is pick out your colors. My little one went with Red and Blue. He wanted a clear section in between the colors and more red then blue. We took the tape and wrapped up the section we choose not to paint.


Step 02: Once you have your paint picked and tape placed how you choose, begin painting. Remember that multiple coats may be needed if desired.


Step 03: While the paint drys you are going to want to take your lid and separate the two pieces. Take your scrapbooking paper, flip it over, and trace the circle. I cut inside of the circle to ensure a nice fit and not too big.

Once your circle is cut you want to cut a slit in the middle of the circle.


Step 04: Once you have your top cut out, replace the middle metal piece with your scrapbook paper cut out. This is now your lid.


Step 05: Put your lid on and your done!

Now your little one has their very own savings jar, decorated their own way with their own style. Now it’s time to help your little one save and teach them the value of a dollar. 😉

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  1. shelly peterson says

    What a cute savings jar. Teaching kids to save, even if it’s change is a great idea. The kids would like this project.

  2. What a great idea. My grandsons would love to save up money in this jar!

  3. This is an awesome money saving idea.

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