My family frequents Disneyland. A lot. We’re talking almost weekly. And with kids who love souvenirs (who doesn’t?), this can become expensive. Over the past few years, our go to souvenir item has become the pressed penny. Pressed penny machines can be found all over Disney properties; in the parks, hotels, Downtown Disney and even in restaurants. The pressed penny is a great trinket to collect because each one only sets you back .51 cents. Pressed penny machines offer multiple designs, allowing you to choose a favorite and save some options for next time too! There are even websites and apps dedicated to helping you “complete” your collection. I really like the Park Pennies site, they have pressed coin checklists for Disney Parks worldwide. Storage books can be purchased to hold your pressed pennies, but once we filled up two of them, I decided it was time to take matters into my own hands and create a fun storage jar to keep our precious pennies safe. With just a few simple supplies, you too can make your own Pressed Penny Jar!
Before you start, you’ll need to gather up the necessary supplies: A glass jar with a lid that is indented a bit (I found some great ones at Target in the cooking gadgets section), Craft Resin from a craft store such as Michaels or Hobby Lobby (you will need to follow the instructions on the package as it may vary depending on the brand), a disposable mixing cup, a disposable craft stick (I use a cut up shish kebob stick), and a few pressed pennies.
The next time you head out to the parks, don’t leave home without some shiny pennies and a pocket full of quarters!
Do you collect Disney Pressed Pennies? Do have a special spot for them?
Let me know in the comments below!