I have always wanted to make a pinata, but there has never been a good opportunity. Until now, when in the face of pandemic, we celebrated the end of the school year in the park. At the same time, the courier delivered shopping in a large, flat box. All that’s left is to figure out how to make a simple pinata 🙂
To start with, I decided on a simple popsicle pinata and I recommend it to everyone starting their adventure with pinata.
What materials do you need to make a pinata?
- A large cardboard box – to make a popsicle pinata a standard flat box is enough.
- Color tissue paper – for pinata of dimension of 70 x 40 cm I used 6 rolls and an additional half of golden roll for cardboard imitating stick
- Paper tape
- Paper glue
- Adhesive tape
- Optional duct tape to strengthen the rope attachment
What to put inside a pinata?
In summer, it’s best to avoid chocolates because they can melt. I decided on small powdered sweets, rubber balls and fruit slimes.
How do you make a simple pinata?
I started making my popsicle pinata with the preparation of the shape from cardboard. For the popsicle pinata you need a thin cardboard box and a piece of cardboard imitating a stick. It is best to cut the strong joints from the packing tape and stick in several places with paper tape so that the pinata is not too strong.
In addition, I made a window through which later we poured candies and gadgets. It was also used to attach the rope.
The next step is to decorate the pinata with color tissue paper.
- Cut about 6 cm from a roll of tissue paper
- Unfold the top layer so that a flat stack of several layers of paper is created
- Cut at the edges leaving about 1.5 cm uncut
- Then cut the tissue paper along the entire length
- Finally, unfold the paper strip
Cover the entire cardboard box with the prepared strips of tissue paper. Glue the strips every 1-2 cm, first in the front and sides, and then on the back.
When you get to the window, fill the pinata with sweets and toys.
Attach the rope at the top of the pinata. I secured with the knot so that the rope does not fall out.
All that remains is to finish decorating the pinata with color stripes of tissue paper and it’s ready.
Playing with pinata involves hitting it with a wooden stick until it falls apart and reveals its contents. The stick should be wooden so that it lasts until the end 🙂
Our kids struck in turn, each had 3 strokes, and the others waited at a safe distance. Everyone was collecting sweets and toys when the pinata fell apart and everything fell out of it.
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