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How to Make a Pinata using a Cardboard Box
The All Time Favourite Party Game that my kids always request for their Parties is a Pinata! I have made some Amazing Pinatas over the years but as life has got busier I have also learnt to adapt them so that I can make them faster and with less effort. Making a Pinata for your Kids Birthday Party needn’t be hard or time consuming. I have created a Quick Tutorial below of how to make a Simple DIY Pinata at Home in a couple of Easy Steps.
What You’ll Need
- Cardboard Box
- Packing Tape
- Wrapped Lollies
- Satin Ribbon
- Wrapping Paper
Using a Cardboard Box tape the Bottom securely with Packing Tape.
Fill Cardboard Box with Wrapped Lollies.
Seal the Top of the Box shut with some tape.
Using Two Lots of Satin Ribbon, doubled over for Extra Strength, wrap them around the width of the box. One lot of Satin Ribbon on One Side and the 2nd lot on the Other side so that all 4 ends (8 ends because they are doubled over) meet at the top of the box. Tie them into a Knot.
Now you will need more Satin Ribbon Doubled Over in a Long Length to tie to the top knot for hanging. Depending on how low you would like your Pinata to hang will determine how long the Satin Ribbon needs to be.
Now the Base of your Pinata is Finished and you just need to make that Box look Pretty. There are so many ways this can be done but being Time & Budget Conscience I wrapped mine in Matching Wrapping Paper and Stuck a Sticker on the side.
And now your Pinata is Complete! If done properly this Pinata can last ages before it busts which is so much more fun than the Store-Brought Pinatas which only last a couple of whacks. On the Day it took about 40 mins and 20 kids of varying ages to crack it open and they had so much fun doing so!