Batman Piggy Bank


What kid doesn’t love piggy banks?  I mean seriously.  They jingle when you drop a coin in, they’re cute, and  they come in so many varieties.    I love this little chubby one from Child to Cherish.  But plain is kind of boring, so I decided to jazz up this little guy for Otto.

 
When this {not so} little guy arrived to my house, I had no idea what I was going to do with him.  I was nervous to paint him – what if I messed up?!?  But what else could I do?  So I sucked it up, pulled on my big girl jeans and bought some enamel paint.  
 
 
With two superhero crazed little boys, I knew I had to hook them up.  Otto’s favorite heroes are Batman and Superman {remember Otto’s birthday?}.  Since Eddie is going to be Batman for Halloween this year, I knew that was my answer.  ”BATMAN!  Mom Mom.  It’s Batman Pid-gee.”  Double win.
 
 
One of the easiest steps in this process was sketching out what I was going to paint.  Since the piggy bank game glazed already, I could easily draw with a dry erase marker and rub off anything that didn’t look right.  My nerves began to chill out.  I had Mike give input on the design.  He is the resident super hero authority in the house.  
 
 
With Mike’s design blessing, I got to work taping off the edge of the cowl, cape and gauntlets/boots.  Two coats of black paint and 1 hour later I was time to bake that little piggy.  I let the piggy bank cool over night.  The next morning, I touched up the edges {the paint peeled funny with the tape, boo.}, painted the utility belt, and Batman logo.  Another and another bake and he was done!
 
Tah-dah!
 
 
Otto is head over heels for this piggy bank and Eddie thinks it’s really cool too!  
 
 
This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™, but all my opinions are my own.  I was provided a piggy bank and compensation for my review of this product.

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