This year I wanted to give mini piñatas a try for a Halloween decoration. Here are the five designs I created and here’s how I made them.
You will need empty toilet paper or paper towel tubes, paper, crepe paper, glue, scissors, pencil, construction paper, embroidery floss and needle.
1. Trace around the end of a empty tube with a pencil on a piece of paper. Draw four tabs. Cover opposite side of traced circle with crepe paper. Cut out both circles with tabs and glue one over one end of tube. Thread a piece of embroidery floss through the center of the other circle with tabs.
2. Fill the tube with treats and glue the second circle to the end of the tube to enclose the contents.
3. If there are gaps between your circle with tabs and the tube, cover them with more crepe paper. Cut three pieces of crepe paper about 6″ long and glue around the tube to cover it completely.
4. Cut eight pieces of crepe paper about 12″ long. Stack them and cut fringe about 3/4″ into the crepe paper and about 1/4″ apart. Starting at the bottom, glue each strip around the tube. They will wrap around the tube several times. It’s OK – don’t skimp!
5. Add some eyes and mouth using card stock. To access the treats, just pull the string!
Get creative! Check out my other piñata designs for inspiration. If you make a Halloween piñata, be sure to add your link in the comments. I would love to see it!