Friday, November 5, 2010

Make A Penny Bank With Your Empty Printer Cartridges

penny bank - empty ink cartridgesHere is a fun and unique idea for anyone who is looking for an eco-friendly way to discard or make use of their used printer ink cartridges, and who is also looking for a fun activity for their children to take part in. The idea is to turn your used printer cartridges into simple to use penny banks. This may seem like a difficult task, but it is actually very simplistic to carry out.

The first thing you will need to do is take your used printer cartridges and clean them out. You can take off the top and can then soak them in the sink overnight in order to make sure that you have removed all of the printer ink from inside the cartridges. Once you have done this you will need to create a slot on the top of the printer cartridge wherein your children can insert the money that they collect.

Once you have cleaned and fixed your coin slot you will then need to permit your children to express their creative side by decorating the outside of these small and fun penny banks. Many parents will create many of these so that children have one penny bank for pennies, one for dimes, and so on and so forth.

These eco-friendly penny banks are a unique way for children to collect money and to also express their creative side as they design their penny bank. Additionally, this makes a very good “rainy day” activity.

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