DIY Pinata

DIY Pinata


  • Leftover cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Masking Tape
  • Tissue Paper
  • Eco-friendly glue or double-sided tape
  • Filler (treats of confetti)


1. Determine the shape of your pinata and sketch it out on cardboard.

2. Cut the shape out, and trace onto a second piece of cardboard. Cut out the second shape. These will be the sides of your pinata.

3. Cut long strips (about 8 inches wide) using additional cardboard, which you’ll use to connect the sides. Bend or roll the strips, so they are pliable.

4. Begin building the perimeter of your pinata by attaching the cardboard strips to one of the cutouts with masking tape. Don’t add the second side yet.

5. Once the perimeter is fully attached to one side panel, use the scissors to create a trap door in the bottom of the pinata so you can fill it with goodies later.

6. Secure the second side of the pinata using masking tape. (Use extra cardboard to make features, like fins.)

7. Cut tissue paper into 3-inch-wide strips. Make small, vertical cuts in the paper to create fringe.

8.  Glue on the strips or use double-sided tape, working from the bottom up. Once done, fill the pinata with treats or confetti and tape the trap door shut.