This lollipop piñata is perfect for a candy-themed party!
This lollipop piñata is perfect for a candy-themed party!

Piñatas are wonderful additions to any party. There was a time when piñatas were made from clay pots. However, pots tend to cause injuries because of their broken pieces. Nowadays, piñatas are made out of papier-mache or cardboards. These are generally safe for use.

Throwing away an emoji-themed party? How about this one for fun?
Throwing away an emoji-themed party? How about this one for fun?

Piñatas may be customized according to your party’s theme. If you have a unicorn-themed party, having a unicorn piñata would be a great. However, most party shops don’t provide a wide selection but you can easily make one.

No matter what your party’s theme is, there’s a piñata to match. Just learn how to make a custom piñata and you’re good to go.

Materials:

  • large cardboard box
  • empty cereal boxes or similar lightweight cardboard
  • 1 newspaper, torn into 1″-wide strips
  • crepe paper party streamers in various colors
  • Elmer’s school glue
  • masking tape
  • marker
  • papier-mache paste

Tools:

  • scissors

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Thanks to Off Beat Home for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here