How To Make An ATM Piggy Bank at Home – Just5mins

How To Make An ATM Piggy Bank at Home - Just5mins

Kids, no matter how young they are, should learn how to use their money wisely. However, this can be tough to do. Luckily, you can make a atm piggy bank for your kid so they can learn how to store and use their money properly.

This tutorial is about making your own piggy bank - but not just any kind. The finished product can be used by any kid (or kid at heart!). Aside from having fun with the process of making and designing, you will be able to store money by learning how to make an ATM piggy bank.

Your kids can use this DIY ATM piggy bank when playing with their other friends. Aside from being easy to make, it can also improve children’s imagination and love for playing games!

Get Some Of These Materials:

1.  Cardboard

The cardboard needed should have specific measurements. Refer to the image below for the dimensions and lines to be drawn.

For easier reference:

- The solid lines show where you will cut.

- The dotted lines show where you will glue other pieces.

Other cardboard sizes:

- 8 x 8 cm (5 pieces)

- 48 x 14.5 cm (2 piece)

- 8 x 6 cm (1 piece)

- 21 x 21 (1 piece)

- 21 x 27 (1 piece)

2. Empty Toilet Paper Roll

3. Colored Paper

The colored paper is for designing the final product. You can opt to use other materials for decorating such as paint and embellishments.

Tools You Need

1. Hot Glue Gun

2. Paper Knife

3. Scissors

Step by Step Instructions

A video of this DIY tutorial can be found here.

Step 1: Cut Along The Solid Lines

Carefully fold the two end sides of the cardboard, and then cut along the solid lines using a cutter. Take a standard-sized card, like an ATM card and try putting it in the cut spaces to check if it fits.

You can even make the cuts a bit wider in order for the card to easily go inside. This is important because the bills will be placed right behind these spaces.

After this, cut the bottom edge of the cardboard as shown on the image above. This is where the bills and coins will come out.

Step 2: Assemble The Bills Compartment

Take another cardboard with the dimensions of 14.5 x 21 centimeters. Draw lines as illustrated in the image above. This cardboard makes up the bills compartment.

Cut along the solid lines on the cardboard as such on the image above.

Use a glue gun to stick the long, straight surface of the cardboard to the dotted lines of the bigger cardboard. Make sure that it is properly placed and that any card with a standard size can be inserted easily through the cut spaces.

Get a piece of 8 x 8 cm cardboard and fix it to the dotted lines with a hot glue gun. Repeat these same steps for the four other cardboard pieces.

Next, place the 8 x 6 cm cardboard to cover the end sides of bills compartment using a glue gun.

Step 3: Make The Coin Bank

Place the toilet paper roll above the designated card slit. Mark and cut off the excess part of the toilet paper roll that peeks from above the piggy bank. After doing this, use a glue gun to secure one side of the roll to the cardboard.

Test if the card fits into the spaces without any struggle.

Step 4: Stick The Base Of The ATM Piggy Bank

Take the cardboard with dimensions 48 x 14.5 cm. Measure 13.5 cm from each of the two sides of the cardboard and fold. The middle part (21cm) of the base cardboard should accurately fit the sides of the body of the ATM piggy bank.

Once this is accomplished, use a glue gun to attach the base and the body of the ATM piggy bank together.

Step 5: Glue The Slider

The 21 x 21 cm cardboard will be used as the slider. Without this, it will be impossible to get your bills and coins. The slider is important because it’s where the money passes when it is being withdrawn.

Get the cardboard and then place it diagonally as shown in the image above. Once it is placed correctly, attach it in place using a glue gun.

Step 6: Make The Deposit Counter

Turn the whole ATM piggy bank upside down. Using a permanent marker, make an outline of the toilet paper roll and the adjacent sides of the 8 x 8 cm cardboard, and then cut along the outline. 

The circle is where you put the coins, while the square is where you put the bills.

Step 7: Decorate Your ATM Piggy Bank

You can now use colored paper, paint, and other decorative materials to design and finish up your ATM piggy bank. There is no limit to being creative!

With the numerous steps that we have shared, this ATM piggy bank might have seemed intimidating and difficult to copy. However, as long as you correctly follow the measurements of the cardboards, everything else will be a breeze!

A Quick Recap

We hope that you (and your kids!) can become more enthusiastic and creative in playing games by using this ATM piggy bank.

Do not hesitate to post your feedback on the tutorial as well as pictures of your customized DIY ATM piggy banks in the comments below!

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  1. Thank you so much for helping me make this arm piggy bank. Mine looks different because I customized it differently, but works the same! The only thing is, you have to make sure that your $ notes part has a lot of space between itself.
    Thanks so much!

      • I’m not veryy happy with this, you never gave the measurements for the gaps between card slots which ruined the entire ATM layout, and there were no measurements for small spots in between lines, I would have loved this project but the lack of certain measurements ruined my bank.

  2. Thanks so much! I was bored so I found this and now it looks great! Thank you now I know the gift I’m going to give my cousin!

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