Thinking of what to get a friend or family member for a special occasion? Often times this seems like a monumental task, but in this tutorial I'll show you how to make a mini pinata that ANYONE would love to receive as a gift! Packed with candy and home-made goodness, what's not to love?
Let's get started!
Step 1: Materials
For this project, you will need
card stock or cardboard
Ruler (or any straight edge)
masking tape (avoid scotch tape)
tissue paper (the kind used for gift bags)
Elmer's white school glue
candy or other small surprises to put inside
string or yarn
scissor ot exacto knife
Step 2: Cut Out Shapes On Card Stock
The best part about this project is that you could literally make any shape possible, depending on your level of 3-d paper product experience.
I started off making a diamond shaped pinata. I traced and cut 4 shapes that would be taped together to create a 3 dimensional object.
Step 3: Tape It Up and Add String & Candy
After all the shapes were cut out, I began to tape it all together. Using masking tape and avoiding the use of scotch tape as the latter does not work well with white glue (which we'll work with in the next step)
Take your time matching and taping up the different sides of your pinata, as this will be the basic form and if you have gaps, the candy may fall right out.
Before I taped the entire thing closed, I tied a knot in a length of string and fed it through the topmost part of the pinata and taped it in place. Next, I filled the pinata's belly with yummies. Tape closed.
Take a minute to examine your shape and add tape to any potential problem areas.
Step 4: Cut Tissue Paper
Using a scissor and a sheet of tissue paper, fold the tissue paper in halves again and again, cutting about a strip that is 1.5 inches in width. Begin to cut small slits or a fringe along the bottom of the strip, make sure the slits aren't too close to the top so as to sever the strip.
Once you're happy with your fringe, open the tissue paper back up. It's ready to use!