This is part of a sponsored collaboration with the California Milk Processor Board and DiMe Media . However, all opinions expressed are my own.
Spending quality time with my son is pretty important. I work outside the home, so being able to cherish moments while we are at home is very valuable for our family. From enjoying a nice dinner to learning and playing together I always make sure I create memories that will enrich my son's future.
Working together on crafts and projects bring us together and allow me to talk to him and learn about what is happening in school and encourage him to do give his best effort at everything he does.
We heard about a great contest for California families and since my son would like to attend college, he motivated me to create a craft using a milk container to enter the contest and maybe win $2000 dollars to start his college fund.
If you ever visit my house you will find always milk on the refrigerator. We use milk not only for cereal in the morning but also for cooking and off course to enjoy the occasional sweet treats. I have always loved milk and I glad my son is also a milk drinker. Finding and empty milk container for the contest was not difficult at our home. The hardest part was to choose what to make. So many cool ideas, however since we are all about recycling and saving for either toys or future education, we decided that the best thing to make was a piggy bank.
To our surprise it was easier that we though. We had all the materials available at home and the design was not difficult at all.
To make a piggy bank you will need:
As you can see the project is very easy and you can decorate yours as a pig with pink paint or any other colors. You can also make other items such as bird feeders and lego toy houses. The possibilities are endless.
So if you want a chance to win $2,000 for your kid’s education and you live in California you can turn a milk container into a work of art and send your piece to: Toma Leche Facebook Page. (Here are the contest rules)
Enter the contest here.
Want to make a piggy bank? Watch our tutorial video
One lucky My Life is A Journey reader will win the following. Please note that this contest is only open to California residents.
One (1) The Artful Parent Craft Book and One (1) $25 Amazon Gift Card
Please note that this contest and giveaway are only open to California residents.
Good luck with the giveaway and if you enter the contest do not forget to stop by and tell me what you have created so I can check it out.
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What craft would you make to enter the contest and spend quality time with your kid(s)?
5/27/2015 01:30:49 am
wow, that bank turned out amazing! so simple too! I think I have all those materials already at home...looks like we need to drink some milk! Thank you for the fun project to do with my kiddos!
5/27/2015 05:08:13 am
El concurso es solo para residentes legales de california y conevrtir un envase de leche en arte y después subir la foto es de lo que se trata el concurso. Gracias por la oportunidad de ganar este sorteo.
5/27/2015 09:45:57 am
I really like to do crafts and I have passed that love onto my 3 year old twin nieces. They would love this piggy bank craft. I would really have to think of a good craft for them to enter the contest.
This sounds like the perfect activity to do with your children, nieces, nephews, or kids! :) The California contest sounds like such a great opportunity for kids to enter! I hope your son wins the college fund! What a great idea and love how creative it was. Thanks for sharing how to make this piggy bank-I will make one with my niece! :) I also love the contest you are hosting! I entered. :)
5/27/2015 01:50:49 pm
Oh my goodness this is such a cute craft!! I love upcycling and this would be such a cute project for kiddos home from summer! I imagine you could make a cute planter out of this too!
5/28/2015 01:05:32 am
What a great tutorial on how to make the Milk Jug Piggy Bank. We have 5 kiddos so we go through a lot of Milk. They would really love to make these I bet. Thanks for sharing your craft and giveaway.
5/28/2015 07:55:28 pm
Oh wow, how cool is that, at first I thought you bought the piggy bank as I started to read the post I realised you guys made it that is so cool and I am sure your son enjoyed time spent making this with you.
5/31/2015 07:20:54 am
I would like to enter the contest. I learned that you can recycle a milk container into a planter.
6/1/2015 12:30:11 pm
I learned how easy is to make an art creation while recycling. Thank you for this contest
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