How to make a Pinata

So I decided to make my Daughters Pinata for her 7th Birthday. I figured I would save tons of money and it does not look too hard. I was right.


I watched this video to get the basics and changed a few things as I went along. Watch the video first then check out my changes below.

One thing I changed is how I cut my cardboard. I made the two circles but I had my husband cut the band portion and instead of a band he cut rectangles which worked out perfectly I used brown packing tape since I figures it would break easier.
I taped all the pieces of the rectangles to the circles and to each other.
Made  a great base.
Instead of newspaper I used colored printer paper and covered the entire pinata base.
And instead of tissue paper I used regular CrepePaper streamers and just cut right down the center of the rolls to make long pieces of paper and while still bunched fringed the bottom.
I then just used Michaels brand version of Mod Podge to attache along the edges of the pinata.
now I used the Crop A Dile by We R Memory Keepers instead of a screwdriver to make my holes.
And I cut a little flap at the top of the pinata to load the candy.
And a ribbon to string up the pinata (this I don't recommend, the pinata broke off the ribbon too fast)
I would use a hanger or wire instead as was done in the video.
And since I could not find a Barbie balloon at my local party store and several other place I looked. (seriously no barbie) I ended up using a Silhouette of barbie that I cut on the Silhouette Cameo.

I loved the results and it cost me a small fraction of the usual costs of a pinata. My cost about $3 Retail Between $15-$35

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