I’m running a football survival pool at work, and part of what I want to do is to make it still fun for the people who have been kicked out - so I instituted more prizes, like the “Safe Bet” prize, for the person who picked the odds-on favorite most often! I was going to buy a piggy bank for the prize, but I couldn’t find a good cheap one (even at a thrift store) so I made one!
It started with a bit of trial and error, to figure out how to get the slot to work - I started working in rounds, but then to make the slot I had to go back and forth and that made ridges - NO GOOD!
Time to frog the pig!
@storerboughtcreation suggested making the slot the other direction, and that worked perfectly! I did have to break the yarn along the bottom for the coin removal hole, and it is a little bit slanted (because my work twists a lot when I work in the round) but you don’t really see that so I could live with it.
The hardest part was finding a good bottle to use as the base, this was an old soap bottle I had - the one end was perfectly rounded after I cut off the little screw top neck, the other end I stuffed.
Add some ears, a snout, and a tail… then a plastic-canvas reinforced flap, and… it’s a fully functional bank!