I love colorful pinatas and the joy they give kids. The sparkle in the eyes, smiling faces, squeals of joy and enthusiastic jumps fully compensate for the work put into creating a pinata. Today I show you how to make super easy cookie monster pinata 😀 In the case of piñata, you don’t have to worry too much about the details, because it’s mainly about smashing it;)
Polish version: Piniata ciasteczkowy potwór – atrakcja na przyjęcie dla dzieci
What materials do you need to make a pinata?
- Cardboard box in the size similar to the size of your pinata.
- Color tissue paper – for the cookie monster pinata I used 3 rolls of blue tissue paper
- Sheet of white and black paper
- Wrapping paper
- Black marker
- Paper tape
- Paper glue
- Adhesive tape to strengthen the rope attachment
How to make the easy pinata?
Making a pinata starts with preparing a shape from a cardboard. For the cookie monsert pinata, you need a cube-shaped cardboard. It is best to cut the strong seams of the packing tape and stick it in several places with the paper tape so that the pinata is not too strong.
Then tie a string. It’s a good idea to reinforce the holes with duct tape so that the string doesn’t cut the cardboard.
Make a window, if you plan to fill the pinata afterwards.
Decorating with tissue paper
I covered the bottom of the box with tissue paper, later I attached the tail.
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.
Cookie monster pinata
And the final touch – the cookie monster details. The eyes consist of a larger white circle and a smaller black one. On the other hand, I cut the cookies out of the wrapping paper and drew irregular dots with a black crayon. I cut out the smile without a template. In the case of piñata, you don’t have to worry too much about the details, because it’s mainly about smashing it;)
This time I didn’t make the tail, but now I regret 😛 Tail optically enlarges the pinata and beautifully waves in the wind. To make a tail:
- Cut pieces of tissue paper about 1 cm wide
- Dissolve the paper
- Catch it half
- Stick to the pinata’s the base. I forgot to prepare the mount, so I had to put on a wooden peg 🙂
Super easy pinata is ready, let’s play!
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 🙂
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Nothing gives more satisfaction than doing something yourself. I haven’t even thought about DIY as my hobby, I’ve just done different “projects” when it was needed. Sometimes it’s a disguise for the Masquerade Party in kindergarten. Another time, cutting out the pumpkin and baking the witch’s fingers for Haloween. Or simply organizing holiday souvenirs. Now I decided to share my realizations with you. Let’s go it together!