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12+ Easy DIY Piñata Ideas For Your Next Party

We love when DIY projects can save you money and help you create a customized one-of-a-kind item. Here are 12+ homemade piñatas ideas that will inspire you to make a piñata for every party. Get ready to impress your guests with these unique and customizable DIY piñata designs!

11 cool DIY piñata ideas with collage of different piñatas.

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What can you use as a base to make a homemade piñata?

In this list of DIY piñata ideas you will see that the following items can be used for piñata bases:

  • foam core or poster board (see another awesome DIY project you can do with your leftover tissue paper and foam core)
  • balloons
  • cardboard boxes
  • cereal boxes
  • packing tape around a balloon (Yes, you have to see this one)
  • lunch sack or paper bag
  • toilet paper rolls

What supplies can you use to make a homemade piñata?

  • classic paper maché (flour and water essentially)
  • cover in paper and tissue paper
  • cut crepe paper in a fringe design
  • create texture with tissue paper (such as roses)
  • use regular paper to add facial details etc. once the piñata is made
  • paint dotters or paint to add extra color

Homemade Piñata Design Ideas

DIY piñatas are such a fun way to add a little personality to any party. Here is a list of 12 different DIY piñata ideas you can make this weekend. Some are easier than others, but all are sure to have your party guest smiling.

We hope that your party planning goes well and that you cover all your bases, from fun party activities to DIY treat bags. You can see our list of fun and easy birthday favor bags in this post. No matter what just have fun and enjoy the party.

Piñata Breaking Ideas

Whether a DIY piñata from above or a store-bought one, here are a few different ways you can have fun breaking yours open.

  • Piñata tug-of-war: Hang the piñata on a sturdy clothesline or rope, and have two teams play tug-of-war to pull it apart and release the treats.
  • Piñata smashing relay race: Divide guests into teams and have them race to smash open the piñata with a bat, then run back to tag the next teammate in line.
  • Classic blindfold and spin: we recommend using a wiffle ball bat instead of a metal one if you want your piñata to last longer.
  • Pull strings to open your piñata if that is how you design yours.
children feet and candy after hitting a homemade piñata

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DIY piñatas are a fun and unique addition to any party or celebration. With basic materials and some creativity, you can make a customized piñata that suits your event and style. Whether you choose a classic or modern design, creating and breaking open a piñata is sure to be a hit with guests of all ages.

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