Making piñatas is alot of fun, specially if the kiddos help out. Now, making mini versions of piñatas are even cuter and faster to make. Today, I’m showing you the way I made these mini piñatas with my little girl’s help.
You will need the following:
- Card-stock Paper
- Hot glue & Glue Sticks
- School Glue
- A Pen or Pencil
- Tissue Paper (Various Colors)
- Newspaper or Magazine paper
- Paper Mache mixture (2 parts flour 1 part water)
Step 1: Shaping the base of the piñatas
To make a Donut Piñata, Trace & cut a circle out of cardstock paper. Cut plenty of thin strips of paper. Hot glue a large strip of paper around the outer and inner circle. Next, wrap the circle with strips of paper gluing them together to form the round edge of a donut.
To make a Cloud Pinata: Follow the same process as the heart shaped pinata. The only difference is tracing and cutting out clouds out of paper instead of hearts.
To make a heart shaped piñata, you will need a few strips of paper and two heart shaped pieces of paper. Form the heart by hot gluing the strip of paper stock on the outer edge then hot glue the other heart pm top of the other. Stuffed the heart with pieces of newspaper to make the heart a little more firm when you paper mache.
Step2. After you have the base of the pinatas, here comes the fun of paper mache. Have your newspaper strips ready. Dip the strips of newspaper into the mixture and cover the entire base of the piñata.
Step 3. Cut out strips of tissue paper about 2 inches in width. Fold the strip of tissue paper and begin cutting very thin strips to about 1/2 inch of the edge. To make this process even faster, fold a few strips of tissue of paper together and cut them at the same time.
Step 4. Glue the strips of tissue paper into the base of the piñata one piece at a time overlapping on top of the next strip. Trim out the edges.
Step 5. Cover the edges of the heart piñata with a few layers of tissue paper strips and trim the edges as well.
Step 7: Cut out a donut circle out of tissue paper and glue it to the piñata. Cut out confetti out of tissue paper and glue them to the donut to form the sprinkles. Finally you are set to hang, decorate, and/or break your mini piñatas.
NOTES: Stuffed them the mini piñatas with candy and some sort of yarn to hang them before you paper mache. Have fun breaking the mini piñatas with the kids.