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Cat Bottle Bank



This green crafting project shows you how to recycle a 1-liter bottle into a purrfect cat bank. This is a great way to teach kids about recycling. Find this craft and 21 other crafts for kids in our FREE Summer Crafts for Kids eBook!

Cat Bottle Bank


  • Aleene's® Quick Dry Tacky Glue™
  • Chalk pencil
  • Pom poms: 1” grey, 1/2” black
  • Clear plastic 1 liter bottle
  • Wood ball, 2-1/2” diam. for cat head
  • Grey felt
  • Craft knife
  • Ribbon
  • 1/2" flat brush
  • Pattern


  1. Cut a 1/4” x 1-1/2” slot at back edge of plastic bottle.
  2. For the head, paint grey on the wood ball with 1/2” flat brush. Let dry.
  3. Glue the heads to the top of the bottles. Let dry.
  4. Using chalk pencil, trace patterns onto grey felt. Cut out all pieces. Glue into place.
  5. Glue on eyes. Glue on grey pom poms, use black for nose. Glue on ribbon trim. Let dry.


If you love this project, you should check out the dog version in our collection of 14 Easy to Make Water Bottle Crafts.  While you're there, take a look at all of the other crafts you can make out of recycled plastic bottles!

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Ratings & Comments (2)

Feb 29, 2012

Bless you and thank you for this my grandchildren will love this too . Hugs Nana Kat


Mar 5, 2010

This is great!!! My grandchildren have been wanting a bank of their own and now I see this. I can't wait to do this craft for them for Easter. thanks, diana


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