Do you find yourself with mounds of change that you just cannot seem to get rid of? Instead of putting it all into the nearest CoinStar, why not take a few pennies and raft them into something fun? Summer is a great time to put the kids to work crafting instead of sitting in front of the boob tube all day, and you will love the quality time together.

Firstly, if you want to shine those pennies up, vinegar will take care of any nasty gunk and leave you with a brand-new looking coin. This takes no time at all and will ensure that your crafts look gorgeous! However, if you have a ton of multicolored pennies, framing them by color is a fun way to update your decor. Fun jewelry can also be made from those festive looking coins. Nothing is off limits if you use your imagination!

Adorn everything from tabletops to trays, and you can be sure that people will take notice. You can even melt them into buttons or attach them to walls, there are endless possibilities. Some people even make them into coasters and art pieces that stun. If you have some bird friends outside of your home, why not build them a penny roof for their birdhouse? Anything is possible with pennies!