This month the blog turns 2 years old, and as part of the celebrations of this milestone I decided to prep a DIY pinata to use at the blog anniversary party. Using a sheet of foil wrapping paper, and left over box pieces this stellar shinny pinata took about 1 hour to make and is on the ready come party time.
- 2 large pieces of cardboard
- Masking tape or painter’s tape
- Glue stick
- Foil wrapping paper or foil tissue paper
- Black marker or pencil
- Candy or small prizes
On a large piece of cardboard I drew the outline of my pinata, in this case the number 2. Once I was done drawing the 2 I cut it out with scissors, and placed the cut out 2 onto a new sheet of cardboard and traced the shape. After tracing the shape, I also cut it out so I was left with 2 large cardboard 2s.
To create the 3D 2 I cut long 2 inch wide strips of cardboard which I bent around the 2 to cover the sides. To hold everything together I used a ton of tape pieces to hold everything together, but before I taped the pinata fully together I made sure to add in and assortment of covered candy and prizes.
Covering the pinata is rather simple, I used foil wrapping paper but you could easily use tissue paper if you prefer. Cut small pieces of wrapping paper and cut small slits equally spaced. My pieces of wrapping paper we 8 inches wide, 3 inches tall with cuts about every inch.
To I placed some glue on the back of the cut sheet of tissue paper positioning the end without the cut slits against the top edge on the 2. The next sheet of cut wrapping paper would be position so that the end slips directly under the cut slits, and you would continue layering small sheets of cut wrapping paper until all sides of the pinata are covered.
Here you can see what my finished pinata looks like.
It is hard to believe the blog is already two years old, time passes by so quickly!