Here’s an easy and cheap idea for a Piñata using any sort of cereal box. I made a robot but you could make just about anything, an animal, a fairy, a car, you could even just print off a picture of something and use that!
Things you will need:
- Thin cardboard boxes/box (I used a cereal box and a tissue box)
- Cardboard rolls
- Ribbon or string
- Coloured card and paper Stiff card
- flexible plastic lid (I used the lid from chocolate spread) – this needs to be bigger than the hole you cut in step 6
- Glue stick
- Glue gun Pens
- Bottle lids
- Cardboard etc. for decorating
- Treats – these will fall to the ground so it may be best to choose food items that are wrapped, or small toys that aren’t delicate.
- Using the glue stick and coloured card or tinfoil depending on what you are making, cover the boxes. As I made a robot I used tinfoil.
- Cover cardboard rolls with card/tinfoil, cut some hands out of card and stick to the end of the cardboard rolls.
- Make some legs, I used folded card but you can use whatever you like.
- Decorate the body and the head of your Piñata.
- Stick arms to the side of the body using glue gun.
- Cut a square hole in the top side of the body box big enough to fit your treats but not too big.
- Cut a hole in the middle of the bottom side of the head box, and punch a hole in the top.
- Punch a hole in the flexible lid or cardboard and poke ribbon through. Tie in a large knot that can’t be pulled back . Squeeze gently and poke through hole in body making sure to keep hold of the ribbon. Thread the ribbon through the head.
- Lastly stick the legs on the bottom.
Tie the Piñata so that it is just tall enough for the kids to reach it with a broomstick or something similar. The idea is for each child at a party have a turn (sometimes blindfolded) at hitting the pinata, awaiting the eventual ‘drop’ of all the treats! Have fun!