John Chesnut

Big Belly Banks LLC

Wood Toys, Puzzles & Games

Hometown: Elizabethtown, NY

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John Chesnut turned an unexpected misfortune into a new vocation. After a car accident caused serious knee injuries and put him out of work for a while, he used his recovery time to make toys for his children.

Their favorite toy was his “coin-eating” bank. This innovative toy that brought tremendous joy to his children also germinated hope for a new way to support his family. John entered a craft show to sell his Big Belly Banks and sold out in one weekend!

He hopes that Big Belly Banks help children develop responsible savings habits while having fun in the process.

All Big Belly Banks are handmade in Elizabethtown, NY using certified safe paints.

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