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How To Make A Stock Show Pinata!

by Sarah Wray | April 02, 2015 | 3 Comments

With Easter just around the corner I thought it would be super fun to have a pinata with all my kids, nieces and nephews.  I went to purchase one and just couldn't bring myself to spend that amount of money on something that was ultimately going to be getting trashed.  So I decided to make my own.  

I was worried that what I made up in money I would lose in time.  I am happy to say that this took only an hour and the kids had so much fun doing it with me.  My daughter has decided that she needs to craft constantly so this was the perfect project to do during her spring break.  This cost me $10 including the candy all the materials were purchased at our local Dollar Store.


1.  Materials

- Packing Tape


-Printed animal outline, make sure it is the size you want to make the pinata.


-Hot glue gun



-Tissue Paper


2.  Cut The Shape

Using the shape trace onto your cardboard twice and cut out.  You could use a knife also but to be honest after a winter of feeding cows ours are hard to come by.


3.  Cut Strips

Now cut 2-3 inch strips of cardboard.  This will be what attaches your two sides together.  Tape these strips end to end.  


4.  Make The Structure

Using the strips you cut start to tape it to the edges of your animal.  This was the part that was the most intimidating to me.  I thought it was going to be horribly hard.  It wasn't!  It was actually super easy and came together in no time!  Remember to crease the edges of the cardboard on a corner, this will help you keep things nice and crisp.

After the first side is taped put your candy in and tape the second side.


5.  Decorate

This is where I got the kids to help me out.  Here is a blog showing you an easy way to cut the tissue paper. 

Once the strips are cut fold them in half and start to glue onto your pinata.  I made lines with a ruler on mine to ensure that the lines were straight.  You can also do any design you would like.  Start gluing your strips from the bottom up so that you are layering the tissue paper.  




June 05, 2017


Love it! Can’t wait to make one for Karsens birthday in August

April 02, 2015


Wonderful idea!

April 02, 2015


This is awesome, thank you for sharing!

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