Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Minnie Mouse Pinata


I made a Minnie Mouse Pinata few days back for a Minnie Mouse themed Birthday party. It came out great and I wanted to share how I made it.



I didn't use the traditional method of making the pinata by gluing pieces of paper, but used a not so thick cardboard and cut into a shape to make it. I didn't use a very thick cardboard, like the carton box kind, since I wanted the pinata to break after a few hits. And I read in few sites that the pinata made out of a carton box was almost impossible for the kids to break. I also didn't make it very thin as I wanted to be sure that all the kids get at least one chance to hit the pinata.

So here we go!



You'll need:
-------------
- A piece of cardboard or two sheets of calendar paper (that's what I used atleast on one side of the pinata. For the other side, I found a perfect thickness of a cardboard sheet, but it wasn't enough to use for both sides.) The size of the sheet or the cardboard depends on how big you want your pinata to be.
- Strips of thick cardboard strips. I cut mine from a carton box. This will be used for the width of the pinata. I wanted this to be thick, since this will hold the weight of the candies or other goodies.
- Crepe papers to decorate.
- Duct tape.
- Glue & scissors.

Steps:
----------
1. In the cardboard sheet which will be used to make the front and back of the pinata, draw an outline of the design of the character you want to make. In my case I cut out the front and back of the pinata in the shape of the Minnie mouse. Make sure the shape for the front and back piece are exactly the same.

2. Cut the strips of thick cardboard approx 5 to 6 inches wide or whatever width you want for your pinata and roll these strips, like you would roll a ribbon. Rolling these strips makes it easier to give any shape and when you go around your shape .

3. Use the strips you cut in step 2 to go around the edges of  the shape which you cut in step1 and use duct tape to keep the strip in place, just like the picture below. Make sure to leave a gap on top of the pinata and not to stick the strip all the way around. this gap will be used to fill up the pinata with the goodies.



4. After you stick the strip around the edges of one side of the pinata, now place the other side of the pinata to the edge and duct tape the sides. Just like the picture below.




5. If you notice in the picture in step3 you will notice that I had an extra flap on top of the minnie head which I used to close the top of the pinata and to attach the string too.

6. Now its time to decorate!! I used black and pink crepe papers to decorate my pinata.





You can see the photos from the Minnie Mouse Bow-tique Birthday here.

Linking this to these awesome parties here, herehere and here.



31 comments:

  1. Hello dear.
    so awesome works you are doing.Me and my kids are thrilled to make few from your collection. Im totally new on blogging world. Pls visit www.theposhliving.com, and encourage.
    Thanks,
    shiji

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Shiji for the lovely comment. Hoping on over to your blog right now.

      Delete
  2. love it so pretty and fun
    come see us at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. Adorable! Would love for you to link up at the TGIF Link Party! We have been celebrating Disney style for a month or so. http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/2013/09/tgif-link-party-20.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Cathy for the invitation!
      Who doesn't love a Disney party..:) Would love to join.

      Delete
  4. This pinata looks so cute! I bet the kids at the party loved it. Thanks for the tutorial! Pinning!

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is adorable! I've never even thought of making my own pinata. What a great idea! Thanks so much for linking up at the first Lovely Ladies Linky!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Very cute pinata and tutorial! Thanks for linking up on Made in a Day!
    Kim

    ReplyDelete
  7. How cute and creative. Love it. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Marty!

      Love your party and all the wonderful creations ..:)

      Delete
  8. Too cute~ I am featuring it tomorrow on Made in a day! Thanks for linking up!
    Kim

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yay!!!
      Thank you so much for the feature Kim.

      Delete
  9. I love it! I've pinned for my daughter's next birthday party :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. This is too precious for words! I'm a new follower via Ivy and Elephants. Just gorgeous. Love, Mimi xxx

    ReplyDelete
  11. This is just adorable! My girls would flip over this! Haven't made a pinata in YEARS!! Might have to one of these birthdays. Thank you for linking up at Pin Worthy Wednesday! Pinning :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. This is just so cute! What a wonderful DIY idea for a party. Thanks for sharing on Snickerdoodle Sunday.

    ReplyDelete
  13. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Love it! This is adorable and any kid would be thrilled to have one of these! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Friday Favorites! I would love for you to join me at mustlovehome.com for the Wonderful Wednesday Link Party...and enter our $40 PayPal Cash Giveaway for May!! Hugs - Christine at Must Love Home

    ReplyDelete
  15. Now that's almost too cute to break but I bet it was fun. :)

    Happy Thoughts of Home. We are so glad you joined us.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Oh this is just too cute!

    I would love for you to share this with my Recipes, Crafts, Tips and Tricks Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Very cute! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

    ReplyDelete
  18. That's a wonderful idea! I'm pretty sure my daughter will want one for her birthday too! Pinned to The Rally Crafty Link Party Pinterest board!

    ReplyDelete
  19. How neat! My four-year-old would love that at her birthday party since she is a big Minnie fan. Thanks for sharing with the #HomeMattersParty! :)

    ReplyDelete