HELPING OTHERS BANK
- empty can with lid: we used one from French's fried onions, but you could use a coffee can or any other container you have on hand as long as it's relatively sturdy and has a removeable lid that you can cut.
- decorative supplies, like adhesive foam shapes, stickers, crayons, etc.
STEP 1: Draw & carefully cut slit in container lid and make sure it's big enough for a quarter to go through.
STEP 2: Measure height of can. Cut cardstock to same height. Our can was more than 12" in diameter, so I had to tape two pieces of cardstock together to go all the way around the can.
STEP 3: Lay cardstock flat and decorate, using your choice of supplies. Noah used stickers, foam shapes, and foam letters. He asked us to help him spell out "Helping Others," then stuck the letters on himself.
STEP 4: Wrap cardstock around can and tape where ends overlap.
STEP 5: Place lid on can.
This is a really easy craft, even for the littlest hands. Noah really enjoyed it and couldn't wait to put money in for "udder chill-dren." We explained that you need money to buy clothes and food and a home and medicine, and I think he really is starting to understand that there are people out there who are in need of those things. It's such a blessing to see him so willing to share and to sacrifice for other kids who don't have the things he does. A simple craft, a significant lesson...