Friday, March 14, 2008

SHOW & TELL '08 #11 - Banks

Here we are at yet another Friday and of course that means Show & Tell hosted by Kelli. So get your Show & Tell item ready. Take a picture, write a post, and go to Mr. Linky and share it with all of us. Also, be sure to visit and see all the wonderful items that are shown each week.


My Show & Tell this week is 2 fold.



The two banks on the right are Mission banks. This is a project called Speed The Light. These are actually cans of Prin*gles and are used by the high school department of our church as a fund raising project for Missions. Those in the congregation who choose to participate are given a can. You take the can home, eat the Prin*gles and then save your coins. When your can is full you take it to the church and it is used totally for missions around the world.



The can on the far right says "Every Where" and has a world map as the background with 5 separate pictures of children from around the world. The next can says "Sacrifice" and has various pictures and the scripture "This is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins."

1 John 4:10

You would be amazed how much money is raised for Missions with this project.

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The can to the left is one that I did just for kicks. I had an empty can of Prin*gles so decided to look around the house to see what I might use to cover it and make a little, cute bank. What I found was this left over piece of wrapping paper. You could use various things, wrapping paper, fabric, plain paper and put stickers or drawings on it, boys theme of sports or cars, girls themes of various things, just let your imagination go.


I know many of you like to have projects for your children and I thought this was something inexpensive and fun they could do.



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52 comments:

Feathering My Nest said...

This is a wonderful idea Susan. I will show it to our youth pastor and also, of course, to my children.

Kathi

claudine said...

MERCI POUR VOTRE PETIT MOT .....

Hootin' Anni said...

Susan, these are awesome. What a great idea. And so worthy. I love these.

Barbara H. said...

What a wonderful idea!!

jennifer said...

This is a great idea Susan and the added bonus? You get to eat the chips!!

Have a nice weekend.

Jennifer

Lisa said...

...hey susan...
AWESOME! this is such a grand idea! thanks for passing this on! we need refreshing projects in our youth missions program.

Simply Heart And Home said...

Susan,

The banks are terrific. Thank you for reminding us all of the importance of saving for mission.

Gina

diana said...

these are so cool - and a fun way to collect money. so when you pick up a can at church, it's already decorated, right? the youth must have had fun doing that.

have a great weekend.

Momma Roar said...

Cute bank idea!! We have a plastic baby bottle at home from our church that we are filling for a local pregnancy center!



If you take the pringles can and drill a hole in center of the bottom metal part - you can make a neat toy. I had this idea when I taught - tape a task to the inside of the lid and lay several cans around the room. The kids pick them up - look through and read what they are to do and then they do it! Now that Quintin is reading, I might have to do some - and make some banks too! Thanks!

Our Peculiar Life said...

I love the fundraiser idea as well as the idea of making one for the kids. Thanks for sharing, Susan!

nickernoodle said...

THat is a great idea!!! I should bring that up at our church for camp fundraisers!!

Constance said...

That's a GREAT idea! My 2 youngest grand-daughters are coming into town on Wed and this would be a great "Gigi & Me" project for them to do! They could save their change and then give it to missions at THEIR church! I have a LOT of scrapbooking scraps and stickers that they could use! Thanks for the idea! They could also take it back on the airplane without a lot of hassle!
Connie

annie said...

Cool, we have the speed the light can too!

Joyfull said...

What a great idea! I really like the decorations also! Thanks for sharing.

Dawn said...

Nice idea...

Folded Wings said...

You are so creative! Great idea.

Charlotte said...

What a cleaver idea.

The Olson's said...

Great idea, Susan! And an easy way to set money aside for missions.

mrsjojo said...

Great project for the family and a wonderful use for the change that adds up pretty quickly.
Thanks for the nice comment on my S&T today. Yes, your hubby will be delighted to have the fresh homemade bread so don't be shy-go bake. :)

TJ said...

What fun! We do the same with baby bottles at our church to raise money for Life Choices. Great idea with the cans.

Mary said...

Susan,

This would be a great project for children and then they would have their very own bank that they covered. Thanks for sharing.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

That is such a great idea. I hope that they get all their cans full. Hope you have a wonderful and blessed weekend. love you, Susan, connie from Texas

Heather said...

What a wonderful way to bless the world. Love it! Thank you for sharing. ;o)

And thank you for stopping in to see my new office!

Emily said...

Hi! What a wonderful way to raise money!! Thanks for sharing this. It would be a great idea for my kids as well. Have a beautiful weekend!

stace said...

those are great....at my church back in alabama, we used mini m&m "cans" for our mission project....they were the perfect size for a quarter and once they were all filled up, wrapped with a one dollar bill on the outside, made a grand total of ten dollars.....its a great project idea for my kids too....

cherished*vintage said...

Hi Susan!
What a neat idea! I'm going to have to pass it on to our youth leader. My girls would love to make a bank of their own to save money for some of the missions our church supports too. Have a great weekend!
-Karoline

Dawn said...

Great idea - my crafty granddaughter would have a great time with that - she's in to saving money.

As the mission chair of our church, that is an intriguing idea. We've used the mini M&M's containers - they hold uarters perfectly, and about $10 in each one when they're full.

It's All Good! said...

That's great ideas, Susan. To get our kiddos started learning about missions at an early age is so important to help them see their are many needs beyond their own. Thanks for sharing!

Dawn said...

What a wonderful idea.

PEA said...

I'd have no trouble eating the Pringles first! hehe Oh Susan, that is such a wonderful idea and I can well imagine how much money can be raised this way. I love it when students from all grades get involved in things like that. xox

Lori said...

Great show and tell. Love that 1 John 4:10 verse.

Thanks for dropping by my site. It was good to hear from you.
Long time no visit. I've missed you.
I'm going to catch up on your site a bit.

Love and Hugs, Lori

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Connie@Little Red Hearts From God said...

Love the idea...

I need to share my recipe for potato chip cookies... Oh MY GOSH.. they are to die for...
and you use Pringle potato chips...

Connie

Linda aka yellowroseli said...

Love your idea. I think I will use it for my Teen Sunday School class. Sometime it is hard to motivate them. But give them food and they will do anything. LOL Thanks for sharing this idea

Jendi said...

That's a good idea. I think it's neat that you give out a can full of chips. Gave me several ideas.

nannykim said...

That is a great idea--and they look nice too. We have had various thinks like that---blessing boxes--you put money in them when you have felt blessed--the money helped college students going into the ministry. Then there was another kind of box for missions. My hubby and I always had one and when it got full we used it on a weekend getaway.

Jen Glover said...

Great idea! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing.

Maxine said...

Now that's what I call a great and innovative idea! I'll keep it in mind for a possible Sunday school project.

Rebecca said...

What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing.

Nadine said...

Wonderful idea Susan. It's a fun thing to have the kids decorate and teach them at the same time.

Rick Rack Attack said...

HHou are so crafty! And any excuse to eat some Pringles will work for me!

Stop on by for a visit at http://anapronaday.blogspot.com. Made some Kiss Me I'm Irish Beef & Cabbage yesterday & posted the recipe. Come on over, I'll fix you a plate!

Jewelgirl said...

A great way for kids to help out!
Have a terrific weekend!

Tammy said...

A great idea, Susan! We love using recyclables for crafts, and this one is great!

michelle f said...

Love this idea! hmmm might make a good fundraiser.

cookie sunshine said...

Hi Susan, These are great.
I always enjoy seeing what you have for show and tell.
Hugs,
Cookie

Patricia said...

What a great idea. Saw your little angel... so sweet and obviously well loved for 61 years.
Patricia

groovyoldlady said...

We've given money to the local pregnancy center by putting our coins etc. in baby bottles. I love the Pringles' can idea though. They're the perfect size!

Anita said...

Dear Susan!

I hope you are doing fine. Unfortunately, I am a bit late to visit you for S&T. Í had to do overtime hours at work on Friday and yesterday, it was so warm and sunny outside that I did some gardening all day long! I so much enjoyed putting my fingers in the dirt after my long winter gardening break!

Your banks a a wonderful idea idea to collect money.

Blessing, Anita

Nora Lee said...

What a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing, I will have to pass this idea along to my church as well. I love the one you decorated also; a great show and tell.

Betty said...

What a neat idea, Susan. Someone has a lot of imagination.

Have a good week.

Martie said...

I like your cans. So neat to be able to use extra change for those in need.

I love the can you covered with the paper - It looks lovely

Blessings,
~Martie

Muum said...

fun idea! thanks for visiting my blog last week.