Who likes candy!?
Who likes hitting things with a great big stick?!
Then this pinata is a perfect DIY project for you!
Woop woop let’s get started:
What you need:
- Cardboard box
- tissue paper or crepe paper
Cut out two identical shapes. I chose the classic donkey look, of course. Here is the pattern I made, but it is slightly large, so you are going to need a big box (I used an Under Armour shoe box)
Cut a strip of cardboard (mine was 2.5” wide) and following the shape of your pinata, make a sort of box using lots of tape.
On the piece not yet attached, cut out a little “door” for all that candy goodness to get stuffed in.
Assemble on the open end and stuff that sucker with candy galore!
Seal off the “door” with tape
Just as you did with the toot horns, cut about a 2” wide piece of tissue paper, cut it to look like fringe, and then hot glue around the pinata, starting with the legs and overlapping every time you move up.
It will look like this (hopefully) when you are done:
That’s all folks! And don’t forget to check out my “Birthday in a Box” tutorial where you can stick this cute little pinata in for a unique and fun gift! :)