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Darling Pinata DIY in 10 Minutes

by Maria

You can make this Darling Pinata DIY in 10 Minutes!  Use birthday party matching colors with any theme you like. So simple and adorable.  If mine looks this cute, yours will as well.

I love to have a Pinata at my parties. Kids from 3 to adults love to play along. I  stuff them with pinata candy, finger bugs, and sunglasses. People having fun is key to a great day.

I really was ready to spend $20 on a pinata, but they had none that were cactus or fiesta themed. Cinco De Mayo is tomorrow and I looked in several stores with no luck. I remembered how easy these are to make and I think it turned out so cute. I made this one while I talked on the phone to one of my besties.

What you need for your darling pinata:

  • Lightweight cardboard box (or 2 paper grocery bags)
  • Tissue paper in your colors
  • Glue stick
  • Tape
  • String
  • Themed decorations (optional like my cactus cutouts, printables, etc)
  • Pinata stick, blindfold, and candy

This 10 minute DIY Pinata steals the show! Any theme, any colors, it is quick and easy to make. Use a cut out, print out or even your invitation to coordinate with your birthday party theme. Isn't this cactus so cute! #birthdayparty #pinata #DIY #easydiy

  1. Put a string through the top of the box, first!  While it is open it is easiest to get a string through it.
  2.  Lightly tape up the box. Leave a cut out in the back to put in candy.  In my first one, I used Duct Tape. Don’t do that! It was pretty indestructible.

*If you are using 2 grocery paper bags, seal them together with tape and add some crumbled paper inside them for weight. Fold over the top into the shape you like.  This design will likely rip easier, however, it will swing a lot too. Same fun.

 

Darling Pinata DIY in 10 Minutes

3.  Cut the tissue into 2-3 inch strips and then cut the fringe.

Darling Pinata DIY in 10 Minutes

4. Apply glue to the box and apply fringe. Start from the bottom up and do not apply glue to the fringy parts.  You really can get super sloppy and it’s still pretty cute.

5.  Add little decorations such as star confetti, cut-outs (like my cactus) or printables of a character.

6. Load it with candy and seal it shut. Wala!

Darling Pinata DIY in 10 Minutes

Here is a Moana themed example:

Add a themed printed image to your pinata. I would maybe also add some small fringe to frame this. This customized Moana image I found here. At this website, you can get an iron on printable for a t-shirt at the same time! I LOVE THAT!

This 10 minute DIY Pinata steals the show! Any theme, any colors, it is quick and easy to make. Use a cut out, print out or even your invitation to coordinate with your birthday party theme. Isn’t this Moana so cute! #birthdayparty #pinata #DIY #easydiy

PINATA TIPS:

  • String your pinata over a tree branch, and someone will hold one end
  • Each person will be blindfolded and turned three times before their turn. Children under 4, I do not blindfold.
  • They will use a pinata stick to try and release the candy
  • I usually go youngest to oldest, unless the guests are adults
  • Ultimately you want everyone to get a turn before the candy explodes. Let your strongest person go last.

 

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