Fortnite Supply Drop Piñata

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In the last few years, Fortnite has become quite a popular game among kids and adults, so why not make a Fortnite themed piñata? I chose to make a supply drop piñata because I wanted to make a uniquely shaped pinata and because opening supply drops reminds me of opening a piñata. I am a Fortnite player myself and I based this supply drop off my experience with the game. I tried to replicate the design of a supply drop in real life and I am quite happy with how it turned out. Really any kid would love this at a birthday party or just for fun!

Supplies:

  • 1 balloon of any color
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • Yellow and white paper
  • Yellow and blue paint
  • Cardboard
  • 160 inch string
  • Scotch tape (optional)
  • Mixing bowl

  • Whisk (or spoon if you don't have a whisk)

  • Scissors

  • Pencil

  • Ruler

  • Brown colored pencil

  • Paint brush

  • Goodies of your choice!

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Step 1: Make the Paper Mache Balloon

  1. To start, blow up a balloon to approximately a 36 inch circumference around the largest part of the balloon.
  2. Make the glue by mixing 1 cup of flour, 1 cup of water, and 1 tablespoon of salt thoroughly in a mixing bowl.
  3. Cut out strips of paper and glue on the strips to the balloon. Do not glue any strips on the bottom of the balloon.
  4. Let it dry.
  5. (Optional) Remove the rubber balloon inside of the paper mache balloon.
  6. Paint the top, middle, and bottom of the dry balloon with yellow paint.
  7. Cut out 4 letter V's from 2 in. x 2 in. squares of white paper and glue them onto the balloon.

Step 2: Make the Supply Drop Box

Now to make the supply drop box!

  1. Draw the net of a 7 x 7 x 7 in. cube with 2 in. flaps on stiff cardboard and cut out the design.
  2. Fold along the dotted lines and assemble the box with glue, leaving the top open.
  3. Cut out 24 1-inch strips that fit the length of the box and glue the strips on each edge.
  4. Paint the box blue and add details with a brown colored pencil.
  5. (Optional) Cut out a diagonal strip, then glue the diagonal strip to one of the sides.
  6. Cut out the letters D-R-O-P out of yellow paper and glue the letters onto a different side of the box than the diagonal (if you chose to do the diagonal piece).

Note: the brown details can be done however you would like. I copied the details from an image that I found online by searching "Fortnite supply drop". I am not including the image I used in this instructable for copyright reasons, however, there are a lot of good pictures out there that you can use.

In my opinion, the brown details and the word D-R-O-P on the side of the box is the part that really makes the whole piñata pop, so make sure to get that rustic feel into the piñata!

Step 3: String the Balloon and the Box Together

  1. Cut a small hole on the top of the balloon and the four corners of the box, top and bottom.
  2. Cut a string 160 inches long and fold it in half. Make a big knot 18 inches from the fold. The balloon will rest on this knot so it should be bigger than the hole on the top of the balloon.
  3. (Optional) I used a scotch tape to stiffen the string ends so that they can go through the holes more easily.
  4. Thread the string up through the top of the balloon and then down to the box as shown in the pictures.
  5. Tie all four strings together about 10 inches below the big knot.

This part of the project can be confusing, so make sure you really take a look at the pictures to guide you through the process.

Step 4: Put the Candy in the Box

All done! Now put the goodies in the box, seal the top flap, and hang it outside!

Step 5: Let the Fun Begin!

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    jessyratfink

    4 weeks ago

    So cute!! It looks perfect :)