Small Box - small earring or matchbox
rope or heavy string
(paint, markers, stickers, ...)
Choose a piņata object that could be rectangular. (favorite book, train car,
Open the box and make two holes in the box. Thread the rope or
string through the box.
Put the candies or other surprises into the box.
Use tape to completely seal the box.
Carefully, wrap the piņata in plain paper. You will need to make two holes in
the paper and thread the string through them as part of the wrapping. Use
tape or glue to attach the paper.
Decorate your piņata. You can paint it to be any object you want, or just put
stickers all over it to make it colorful!
Kids love having a piņata at birthday parties. This piņata is so easy
to make, you can start an hour before the party and easily have everything ready
before the kids arrive.
You could even leave it plain and then let the kids decorate it as the
My son painted this piņata to look like an LEGO Mindstorms NXT. He put
the strings in so that it would hang upright when the kids were trying to break
If you have lots of older kids at the party, you might want to reinforce
the side of the box where they holes are for the string. We taped a
second piece of cardboard between the holes so that it wouldn't tear too
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