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Magic ball – piggy bank

Magic ball - piggy bank This piggy bank can be made to your child or your loved ones as a gift. If you throw a coin into it, it emits a sound signal and flashes with multi-colored LEDs. But not everything is so simple, in order to hear the sound signal you need to get into the basket.
Magic ball - piggy bank If you have a small child, he will be happy to follow you or your friends in order to collect more coins. In childhood, we all collected money in different piggy banks in the form of cans or animals.
< img class = "aligncenter" alt = "Magic ball - piggy bank" src = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-03/1615764038_3.jpg"/>  Magic ball - piggy bank Initially, piggy banks were made of clay. They were intended for storing and accumulating coins. We all know stories about ceramic vessels – treasures that are sometimes found after millennia. In ancient Greece and Rome, piggy banks had different shapes. It is believed that the shape of a piggy bank in the form of a pig comes from China due to the fact that this animal is a symbol of prosperity and wealth. Also, they produced a lot of ceramics and porcelain – the material preferred for disposable money boxes. Everyone knows the piggy banks made of ceramic or porcelain, made in the form of animals. The pig figurine is the most significant one.
Magic ball - piggy bank Magic ball - piggy bank Also, once in As a piggy bank, they used a bottle of champagne into which they threw 10 kopecks. Both cans and bottles in my childhood were very popular. Nowadays, the piggy banks we are used to have passed into electronic gadgets, as well as virtual ones. One way or another, for children, it is very beneficial because it develops frugality. Although children do not fully understand the meaning of money, they love the jingle of coins and different lighting effects.
Magic ball - piggy bank Magic ball - piggy bank Magic ball - piggy bank In order to make an unusual piggy bank with your own hands, it is not necessary to buy something ready-made. This simple toy with a ball was the idea for such an unusual piggy bank. In addition to the fact that it is transparent and you can see your savings, it will be interesting for children because you can play with it. Also, it can also have a decorative function in interior design. This homemade product can be made together with the child, which in turn will inspire him to new ideas.
 Magic ball - piggy bank Magic ball - piggy bank  Magic ball - piggy bank To make a magic ball, we need the following materials and tools:
– construction hair dryer ;
Bulgarian ;
file ;
– mounting knife;
– scissors;
– set of screwdrivers;
– double-sided tape;
– tape;
– LR44 batteries.
Magic ball - piggy bank  Magic ball - piggy bank Magic ball - piggy bank So, let's start by taking apart the donor toy. First, you need to unscrew the back cap of the ball using the appropriate screwdriver from the kit. After we have carefully unscrewed all the screws, we remove the back cover of the product.
Magic ball - piggy bank You have to be very careful with the plexiglass ball because it is fragile and easily scratched. First, you need to mark the future hole for coins with a marker. With the help of a grinder, we make a longitudinal cut. It must not exceed the marked dimensions.
Magic ball - piggy bank Magic ball - piggy bank If you have grinder with speed control, it is advisable to set the speed lower in order not to melt the plexiglass. Also, it is advisable to choose a thinner and smaller disc for the angle grinder (angle grinder), it will be easier to work with it and correct errors. A drill (Dremel) is also suitable for such work.
 Magic ball - piggy bank Before starting work with a grinder, it is advisable to glue any adhesive tape on the processed material. Thus, you will not scratch the material and the cut edges will remain clean, without chips. After that, you will need to manually file the cut.
 Magic ball - piggy bank  Magic ball - piggy bank Magic ball - piggy bank Magic ball - piggy bank Magic ball - piggy bank The opening should be smooth without chips so that one or two coins fit into it. At the same time, the opening should be narrow in order to prevent coins from falling out.
Magic ball - piggy bank  Magic ball - piggy bank Then we proceed to the next stage of work. To do this, you will need to warm up the plastic basket from the toy with a thermo dryer. For ease of use, it is desirable that hair dryer was temperature controlled.
 Magic ball - piggy bank  Magic ball - piggy bank The basket should be flattened by making it longitudinal in order for the coin to pass freely there. To turn on, the toy has a small spring inside the basket. The spring must move freely in all directions. It can be shortened if necessary. The plastic basket should take a longitudinal shape as seen in the photographs.
Magic ball - piggy bank Next, we need a double tape and scissors to glue a token coin onto the basket panel.
Magic ball - piggy bank Magic ball - piggy bank  Magic ball - piggy bank Magic ball - piggy bank using a mounting knife. We glued two layers of tape to make the coin better adhere to the surface. It can also be glued with a thermo glue gun.
Magic ball - piggy bank  Magic ball - piggy bank Magic ball - piggy bank Magic ball - piggy bank Finally, it remains to insert the batteries and screw the back cover back to the plexiglass ball.
 Magic ball - piggy bank Magic ball - piggy bank  Magic ball - piggy bank Magic ball - piggy bank Magic ball - piggy bank For convenience in work, my child and I used a neodymium magnet as a screw holder. So it turned out to be useful for getting the little screws out of the mountings.
< img class = "aligncenter" alt = "Magic ball - piggy bank" src = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-03/1615764009_43.jpg"/> Magic ball - piggy bank  Magic ball - piggy bank Magic ball - piggy bank Magic ball - piggy bank Magic ball - piggy bank A toy globe or a plastic ball can serve as a prototype (donor) for such a piggy bank. Also, you can make a stand for it from wire or other material.
Magic ball - piggy bank Magic ball - piggy bank  Magic ball - piggy bank Magic ball - piggy bank  Magic ball - piggy bank I am sure that children will like this homemade product very much. Especially if you make it together with your child.
Magic ball - piggy bank  Magic ball - piggy bank Magic ball - piggy bank  Magic ball - piggy bank Magic ball - piggy bank If you fill it in, it will fit a rather impressive amount of coins (depending on which currency). Also, this piggy bank will fit as a gift for an adult. And small children – it will definitely surprise and delight.
 Magic ball - piggy bank Magic ball - piggy bank That's all. Weekend project finished.
Best regards, FLOMASTER.
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