Making a Birthday Number Piñata
Making a piñata for an upcoming birthday is a fun craft that allows you to create your own design. One possibility it to create one reflecting the age of the celebrant. This page contains instructions for making a birthday number piñata
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July 25, 2017
I made this birthday number "1" piñata by recycling shipping boxes I received from my Target orders. The only item I needed to purchase was the metallic gold tissue paper, 8 count, at Target for $1.49. You could use paint if you wanted or decorate with other materials you have on hand making this project essentially free.
This craft cost less than $2 compared to purchasing a store bought generic piñata for $15-30. I worked on this project a little per day, but you can definitely get this piñata done in a couple of hours.
Total Time: A couple of hours
- shipping boxes
- X-acto knife
- masking tape
- tissue paper
- The larger the box, the better. I freehand the number "1" with a Sharpie on the box and using an X-acto knife cut it out.
- Once you cut the "1" out, you will need to trace another one and cut it out. Also cut out a long strip of cardboard the same width as the center of the 1 (as pictured).
- Using the long strip you cut earlier, set it beside the "1" and cut to fit the edges all around to form a hollow "1". Using masking tape, securely piece the strip along the number 1.
- I used a gold metallic tissue paper from Target and covered the entire number "1".
- Time to make the fringes for the piñata. Decide how thick you want the gold strips to be, then cut slits all across the strip leaving 1-1.5 cm at the end.
- Cut the strips to fit the "1" until you covered the entire "1". Glue down and repeat. At the top cut a hole so you can put your goodies inside and cover the hole.