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!
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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