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 tissue paper rose pinata
DIY Tissue Paper Rose Pomander Piñata
With a little elbow grease and time you can create the most beautiful homemade piñata. The texture is truly something amazing. If you have the patience this DIY piñata project can be totally worth it.
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DIY Creeper Pinata
Create this homemade piñata for the Minecraft lover in your life. Not only does this look good, but it cost less than $5 to make.
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paper maché balloon piñata hanging outside.
How To Make A Piñata With A Balloon
The whole family can enjoy making a classic homemade balloon piñata using a flour paper maché recipe. Get all of our tips for how to easily make your own piñata with household ingredients. Add a little character and color with tissue paper and paint markers.
How To Make A Piñata From A Balloon
Simple Homemade Piñata From A Lunch Bag
This truly is the simplest and easiest homemade piñata to make. Use a lunch bag to create this mess-free piñata for your family.
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Throwing a Mini Birthday Party
If you are looking for a mini party decoration then this toilet paper roll piñata idea is for you. You just may have to get creative with how to get the candy out. I don't think a baseball bat would work too well!
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Homemade Football Piñata
A football is a great shape for a piñata. Learn how to reuse that old box in order to create this amazing piñata for your next game day celebration.
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Easy Valentine’s Day DIY Piñata
This isn't your average crepe paper or paper maché piñata, but still is a lot of fun. Use packing tape to create this amazing homemade heart piñata in under 10 minutes.
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Best DIY Paper Mache Pinata for Epic Tailgating
Have fun at those tailgates with these specific paper maché tips and tricks. Young sports fans are sure to love a piñata featuring their favorite sports team or opponent for an epic party!
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Ring Pop Pinata
Use foam core to create the base of this Ring Pop piñata. The best part about the ring pop piñata is that you can just fill it with the candy it was inspired by.
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DIY Mini Heart Piñata
Create a mini heart piñata that can be an awesome party favor for your guests. DIY decorations that have multiple purposes are our type of project.
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Cereal Box Owl Piñata
This fun owl was made using a cereal box. It is great when DIY projects use things you already have on hand to save you money.
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Make A Unicorn Piñata From Cardboard
This adorable unicorn piñata will be the hit of your party. This tutorial gives you detailed step-by-step instructions so you can make one for your big day.
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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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