Teaching kids about money is super important to start when they are little. We have done it a lot of different ways but this way is one that has proven in many studies to work for the long term. When our kids get paid allowance, they have the opion to give it away, to save it or to spend it. It is amazing to me how different kids from the same family choose when it comes to this. For 2017, we created jars to hold the allowance money as it comes in. Because the girls are tweens now, they LOVE to create art and take ownership of their projects. These jars are perfect. This post was sponsored by ImpressArt as they contributed the supplies. The ideas and opinions are my own.
ImpressArt offers the opportunity to totally transform a little token of metal into a masterpiece. The steps are easy and really quite fun. You can get FULL tutorials and directions on the ImpressArt website but here are the basics.
- Select your piece and your letters.
- Hammer your design (word) in.
- Fill in the word with paint and wipe piece clean.
- Hammer texture over piece.
- Use your piece as jewelry, decor or whatever you please. I used recycled jars.
I used twine to tie the metal masterpieces to jars.
It is totally up to you and your values to determine what percentages of money goes into each jar. It might even be different between kids in your own home. My dear friend Katie has her kids take all of their SAVED money at the end of each year to the local dog shelter. It is so rewarding. My girls tend to give some of their saved money to church on Sundays. There are tons of ways to do it but the basic dividing of funds is the start!
Cheers to MONEY!