So my daughter turned 3 this past Monday, and we decided to have a small party for her at our house, and that usually means, I go all out with decorating. I love to entertain and I love to make decorations, so this was a perfect time to utilize my crafty skills for a special occasion. I pretty much knew exactly what I wanted to make but at the last minute, I decided I wanted to make a piñata for all the little kiddies. So here’s how I did it:
Streamers (in this case, I used purple and fuschia, since that was pretty much the theme of the party}
Scissors ( I used the Martha Stewart fringe scissors, which helped tremedously)
Level (to help cut straight lines)
Let’s get started!
- I, first, freehanded the number 3 on the front of a piece of cardboard. I stacked that cardboard on another piece of equal size and, using the box cutter, cut through both pieces of cardboard so I have the exact same number ‘3’ cut.
- Cut strips of cardboard, at about 3 inches in width. These will be the sides of the piñata.
- Tape the strips along the edges of the number. (Feel free to use glue or tape but I find tape works much faster)
- Once the entire number has been lined with the strips of cardboard, tape the back of the number in place
- Set the number aside, and unravel your streamers. I unwound the streamer, then folded it several times on itself. Using my fringe scissors, I cut fringe on one side.
- Once I had a large amount of fringed lovliness, I started to cover the outside of the number. Begining from the bottom, I worked my way up. I added a bead of glue to the box, then put the fringed streamer on top. I did the front, then the back and finally the sides until the entire piñata was covered. I alternated with the colors to give the piñata a bit more dimension. I covered the top part last. After I stuffed the piñata with sugary goodies, I punched holes on the top so I could string twine through. Once that was done, I taped the opening shut and added the streamers to finish it off.
Considering it was my first piñata, I think I came out pretty well. Too bad it later got destroyed in under 10 minutes. That’s what they’re for, right?