How to Make A Coin Sorting Machine for Kids

    They say that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Well, Jack may not be the name of your child or sibling, but working without a tinge of fun can make work very boring. They might not want to work at all.

    So, why are we talking of work and play? You see, lately, one of the kids we know was working on his Math lesson, particularly on money identification and counting. We all know that Math can be a bane of our existence, especially if you’re a child. The kid was bored out of his wits while separating his play money.

    Like the angels that we are, we decided to help the kid make learning a fun process. We end up making a coin sorting machine. If you share the same sentiment and is on the hunt for a fun money learning activity, here is our DIY guide:

    Your Materials

    1. Cardboard

    Old or new cardboards can be used for this project. We used old cardboard because it is readily available and will not require us to buy. You can find cardboard boxes from scrap shops if you can’t find any at home.

    2. Different Coin Denominations (1, 50, 25 and 10)

    We used four coins for the project. You don’t have to use the same coin as these if you have a different denomination. You just have to make sure that the measurements of the machine are based on these coins.

    The Tools

    • Pencil Or Any Markers
    • Ruler
    • Cutter
    • Glue Gun with Glue Sticks

    Your Guide

    1. Creating The Sorter Coin Slot

    Step 1: Cut a strip of cardboard.

    Step 2: On the bottom edge of the strip, trace two lines from side to side with about 2cm apart. On the right side leave about 1cm space.

    Step 3: Once the lines are traced, divide the strip into three parts with margins on each division.

    Step 4: Using the different coins, trace their figure on the middle of the divisions.

    Step 5: Once the circular form of the coin is traced, draw a rectangle making the figure the central point of the rectangle.

    Steps 3 to 5 should have produced something like this:

    Step 6: Cut an opening on the strips using the rectangular shapes you’ve drawn from Step 5.

    Step 7: Glue sidings on the lengthier side of the cut strip.

    2. Making The Side Covers Of The Machine

    Step 8: Cut another rectangular sheet of cardboard for the foundation of the sorting machine.

    Step 9: Cut another bigger rectangular cardboard sheet, which will be the back cover of the machine.

    Step 10: Glue together the sheet for the foundation and the back cover.

    Step 11: Create an ‘L’ shape from the cardboard to serve as the side cover of the machine.

    Step 12: Glue the ‘L’ shape from Step 11 upwards on the right and left edge of the foundation.

    3. Creating The Coin Chute Divider

    Step 13: Cut another rectangular sheet of cardboard. Make sure that the divider fits into the vending machine. It will be placed in the slanted position later on.

    Place it on the side first.

    Step 14: Place three divisions to segregate the coins. You can follow the figure or shape of the divider on the image.

    Step 15: Place the divider diagonally on the machine. The rectangular part of the divider should be placed downwards. You can glue the divider to secure it.

    Step 16: Once the divider is put into place, glue a strip of cardboard on the open side of the machine.

    4. Putting In The Other Details

    Step 17: Glue the coin slot from part one diagonally with the 10 denomination coin on as the first slot.

    Step 18: Cut another rectangular sheet of cardboard.

    Step 19: Place the sheet from Step 18 on top of the divider to serve as the front cover of the machine.

    Step 20: Cut the protruding part of the coin slot because the top part will be covered in the next steps.

    5. Making The Top Cover

    Step 21: Cut a strip of cardboard with the same measurement as the top of the coin slot.

    Step 22: Put labels

    There you have it! A new way to learn money counting. This coin sorting machine can magically transform ordinary learning into something exciting and fun.

    Final Thought

    What do you think? Will this be helpful to you and your kid? Share with us your experiences while making the machine and the fun you had in playing with it.

    If you find this an amazing project, let your friends and family know. We’d love if you spread the fun to them as well.

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