I’ve got such a fun craft for you for this week’s Summer Fun Friday! This DIY Pull String Pinata craft is not only fun to make but it’s fun to use too. Make these to use as party favours – or have the kids at the party make their own favour. Or make these just because. No matter what you make them for, they are bound to be a hit. After all, who wouldn’t love a craft project with a surprise inside?
DIY Pull String Pinata Craft Tutorial
- Toilet paper tubes (one for every pinata you want to make)
- Red, Yellow and Blue Tissue Gift Wrap Paper (or 3 colors of your choice!)
- Glue gun
- White curling ribbon
- Razor or exacto knife (adult use only)
- Small candies and confetti for inside the pinatas (Can also use money, toys, etc.) – if the kids are making their own and you want it to be a surprise, just wrap the items up in a bit of tissue or wrapping paper.
Step 1. Cut 6” x 3” strips from each of the 3 color of tissue paper. (You will need 10 red, 6 yellow and 4 blue.)
Step 2. Wrap one strip of red over one end of the toilet roll and secure around the edge with glue.
Step 3. Wrap another red strip over the first one again, securing the edges with glue. Cut off the excess paper.
Step 4. Take all the sets of tissue paper and set aside two of each color. Take all the others and fold them in half the long way. Use the scissors to make small cuts across the edge of the tissue (as shown). Use two strips of each color when wrapping them around the toilet paper roll.
Step 5. Use the glue gun to secure a red strip to the bottom of the toilet paper tube (on the end that is covered with the tissue paper). Make sure that the bottom fringe of the tissue is even with the bottom edge.
Step 6. Add a strip of yellow high enough so that at least half of the red is showing.
Step 7. Do the same with a strip of blue and another strip of red.
Step 8. For the last strip on the top, put a strip of glue around the top of the toilet paper roll and attach a yellow strip right where the top of the cuts end so that some of the paper sticks up over the top. Fold this down into the top of the tube.
Step 9. Use the razor or exacto knife to make two small slits (as shown).
Step 10. Cut a length of ribbon about 18 inches long. Thread the ends through the slits in the bottom of the tube. Pull the ends through the top and tie them in a knot. Pull the ribbon back down the bottom being very careful to not tear the paper.
Step 11. Fill with the tube with confetti, candies, tiny toys, money, etc. Use the extra papers to stuff the top of the pinata.
*Kids pull the string to break open the pinata. Fun, right?
Looking for more summer fun ideas? Click on the image above to be taken to other posts in this series.