Cinco de Mayo is this Thursday, and I thought what better way to celebrate the day than with a piñata! I didn’t feel like going to the party store, or spending hours making one from scratch, but these quick & easy MINI piñatas were just the ticket.
Whether you host a big party, have a few friends over, or stay in with the kiddos; these mini piñatas are just what you need to make your celebration more festive.
They would also be great for a birthday party, family reunion, or just about any type of celebration!
DIY Mini Piñatas
- Toilet Paper Tubes
- Tissue Paper (3 colors)
- Craft Glue
- Treats for Filling
Start by cutting out a 2 inch x 2 inch square of tissue paper. You’ll need one square for each piñata.
Now cut a small “x” in the center of each square – this will help the candy to fall out more easily. Using a few pieces of tape, secure the four corners of the tissue paper around the toilet paper tube. Be careful not to pull too tight, or the “x” will rip.
Now, take another piece of tape, and secure a ribbon right on top of the “x.” When the piñatas are finished, you’ll pull on this ribbon to release the candy. Make sure that you tape this part really well, or the tissue paper won’t come off, and the candy will stay inside the piñata!
Now you’re ready to start decorating! Start by stacking your three colors of tissue paper, and then cut strips that are around 1 1/2 to 2 inches.
Once you have strips of tissue paper, cut slits in them for making fringe. You can cut the fringe as thick or as thin as you want to – just try to be consistent.
Before attaching the fringy tissue paper, draw a line of glue along the top. Now stick the tissue paper to the tube, starting at the bottom and slowing working in a spiral towards the top. When your run out of the first color, start the next one right where you left off. Each strip should wrap around about 3 times. When you get to the top, add a piece of ribbon to cover up the glue and add some more color!
Add one last piece of ribbon on the inside of the tube so that you can hang your piñata, and you’re done!
Hang up the piñatas as decoration, and fill them with candy and toys.
When you’re ready, just pull on the bottom ribbon, and candy will come pouring out! Everyone has their own piñata and their own candy-stash!
Happy Cinco de Mayo! How do you celebrate?