Kids Craft DIY: Create Your Own Toy Bank

Toy Bank using old carton box

Lovely school days!! Want to buy your favourite doll or stationery of your own? No worries anymore! Save your own money and get it. You might get pocket money every day before going to school and whenever your mom asks for a help to buy something from shop you might as well ask her for a commission, which is the remaining coins after purchase that will be yours. All you need is a place to save those coins. This tutorial teaches you to make your own money bank and you can spend the money for your small lovely needs like buying a pen, chocolate or a Barbie doll.

All you need is ….

  • One old carton/corrugated box
  • Old cardboard sheet
  • Fevicol
  • Scissor
  • Paper cutter
  • Scale
  • Acrylic paints/ Colour paper
  • Paint brushes

So yeah! Let’s begin.

To Create Toy Bank…

  • Take the old corrugated box and check whether bottom is thick enough to bear the whole weight of the coins.


  • If it is not strong, stick a cardboard which acts as a support, to give strength to the bottom and top where the money is dropped in.
  • To stick the cardboard measure the bottom and top of the corrugated box.
  • For the top cut two same sizes of cardboard slits to stick on the inner side of the opening of the box.


  • Now it has to be noted that the length of the cardboard slit may extend a little out when the box has to be closed. So mark the extending slit and cut off the extra protruding from the slit.


  • Now join both the slits together and stick it.
  • Take the midpoint of the slit. Draw a small rectangle through which the coin can get through.


  • Cut the slit using a ruler and paper cutter.


If you find hard to cut the cardboard sheet with paper cutter take your parents guidance to cut it and then proceed with the work to avoid accident.

  • Once it is done stick that slit to the inner wall of the opening of the corrugated box.
  • Let it dry for half an hour. Now same rectangle has to be cut on the outer wall of the opening of the corrugated box with the help of paper cutter.
  • Now coming to the bottom, same way cut two slits according to the measurement.
  • Stick one slit to the outer side and other to the inner side. When sticking to the inner side of the box note that the measurement will be slightly smaller than the outer.
  • Let the bottom dry for half an hour.
  • Next stick and close the top of the box.
  • Let the whole box dry for another half an hour.
  • Now it’s ready to colour now.
  • Use acrylic colours or even colour papers can be used to cover.
  • The design over the bank can be according to your wish.
  • Finally your money bank is ready.

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T. Janani: Paper and pencil are the basic needs to start my day. Yes, I’m a design research student who loves craft, textile and fashion. Pursuing my higher studies in same field is helping me to come up with innovative and creative products. Creating crafts is my passion and I would like to explore new things each and every day. Observing different things around me and drawing inspiration from it is a habit of mine and I love cooking different food cuisines apart from my passion for craft, textile and fashion design. Writing about my crafts would complete my work and would create a platform to share my ideas.