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DIY Rainbow Piñata


You will need:

2mm cardboard sheets A3 x2

Maths compass

Pencil

String

Scissors

Ruler

Hot glue gun

Tape

PVA glue

Paintbrush

Rainbow coloured tissue paper sheets

Silver tissue paper

Silver foil tassel curtain

White card

Silver glitter

Silver stars

Rainbow confetti

Sweets



Directions:

  1. Using a Maths compass, draw a small semi circle to start the rainbow shape.

  2. Now measure 7 equal points on the card from the centre point of the original semi circle to create each section of the rainbow. Using the compass, pencil and string, draw each semi circle gradually getting bigger to complete the rainbow.

  3. Cut out the rainbow shape. You will need two of these for the front and back.

  4. Draw and cut a length of card roughly 2.5-4.5cm wide (depending on how deep and big you want your piñata to be) from the remaining card. Bend the card strip in key points, so it fits the curved shape of the rainbow.

  5. Glue the card strip along the edge of the rainbow back piece. The edge of the rainbow should be completely filled all the way round.

  6. Make a small hole in the top of the rainbow, then thread through a string loop with a knot in the end. This will allow you to hang the piñata.

  7. Fill the inside of the rainbow with sweets and confetti.

  8. Glue the front rainbow onto the top of the rim, to close the sweets and confetti inside.


To decorate the rainbow:


Back:

  1. To decorate the back with the classic fringed tissue paper, cut a thin strip of tissue paper and fringe the edge with scissors.

  2. Starting from the base of the rainbow glue each fringed strip into position, overlapping each layer (this will hide any messy areas).

  3. Cover the entire back and sides with the fringed tissue paper, leaving the bottom edge clear.


Front:

  1. To decorate the front, fill in each section of the rainbow with coloured tissue paper. Cut small strips, roll into a ball and glue into position.


To make the rain:

  1. Gather the end of the silver foil curtain, bunch together and cut.

  2. Tie the top of the bunch together and glue to the base of one side of the rainbow. Repeat this process for the other end of the rainbow.


To make the clouds:

  1. Draw and cut two medium sized clouds from white card.

  2. Add silver glitter to the rim of each cloud and leave to dry.

  3. Decorate each cloud with silver stars.

  4. Glue each cloud to each end of the rainbow, covering the ends.

DIY Cactus Piñata

You will need:

2mm cardboard sheets A3 x3

Pencil

String

Scissors

Ruler

Hot glue gun

Tape

Green crepe paper

Pink tissue paper

White card

Directions:

  1. Draw and cut a cactus shape on the cardboard sheets. Trace and cut out a second cactus shape.

  2. Using a ruler, cut 4.5cm wide long strips for your piñata sides. Using packing tape or glue, tape together the sides, top and bottom of the cactus piñata.

  3. Make a small hole in the top of the cactus, then thread through a string loop with a knot in the end. This will allow you to hang the piñata.

  4. Fold, layer and cut the crepe paper along the bottom to create a fringe. Cut and glue the fringe crepe paper onto the cactus piñata until it’s fully covered.

  5. Using pink tissue paper, add pink flowers to the top of your DIY cactus piñata.

  6. Cut out small white cactus pricks using white card. Glue them onto your cactus piñata.

DIY Doughnut Piñata



You will need:

2mm cardboard sheets A3 x3

Pencil

String

Scissors

Ruler

Hot glue gun

Tape

Brown crepe paper

Pink card A3

Pastel card



Directions:

  1. Find a large circular object from around your house. Find a second smaller circular object that will serve as an item to trace for the doughnut hole.

  2. Trace your large circular object on a piece of cardboard. Make a second one to create the front and back of the piñata. Cut them out with scissors or a craft knife.

  3. Trace the smaller object in the center of one of the large cardboard circles. Cut it out.

  4. Place the piece you just cut on top of the other large cardboard circle and trace the inner circle. This way your circles will be in the exact same spot. Cut out this circle. You should have two identical cardboard doughnuts.

  5. Draw and cut a length of card roughly 2.5-4.5cm wide (depending on how deep you want your piñata to be) from the remaining card. Bend the card strips in key points, so it fits the curved shape of the doughnut.

  6. Glue the card strips along the outside edge and inside circular shape of the doughnut back piece.

  7. Make a small hole in the top of the doughnut, then thread through a string loop with a knot in the end. This will allow you to hang the piñata.

  8. Fill the inside of the doughnut with sweets and confetti.

  9. Glue the front doughnut onto the top of the rim, to close the sweets and confetti inside.



To decorate the doughnut:

  1. To decorate the back with the classic fringed tissue paper, cut a thin strip of tissue paper and fringe the edge with scissors.

  2. Starting from the base of the doughnut, glue each fringed strip into position, overlapping each layer (this will hide any messy areas).

  3. Cover the entire back, sides and the outer and inner rim of the front with the fringed tissue paper.

  4. Draw and cut a circular shape from pink card to create the frosting of the doughnut.

  5. Glue onto the front of the doughnut.

  6. Draw and cut coloured sprinkles from pastel card. Glue onto the doughnut frosting.




DIY ‘Heart Eyes’ Emoji Piñata

You will need:

2mm cardboard sheets A3 x3

Pencil

String

Scissors

Ruler

Hot glue gun

Tape

Yellow crepe paper

Red and black card

Sweets

Confetti



Directions:

  1. Find a large circular object from around your house.

  2. Trace around the circular object onto a piece of cardboard. Make a second one to create the front and back of the piñata. Cut them out with scissors or a craft knife.

  3. Draw and cut a length of card roughly 2.5-4.5cm wide (depending on how deep you want your piñata to be) from the remaining card. Bend the card strip in key points, so it fits the curved shape of the emoji face.

  4. Glue the card strip along the outside of the circular shape of the emoji face back piece.

  5. Make a small hole in the top of the emoji face, then thread through a string loop with a knot in the end. This will allow you to hang the piñata.

  6. Fill the inside of the emoji face with sweets and confetti.

  7. Glue the front circular shape onto the top of the rim, to close the sweets and confetti inside.



To decorate the emoji:

  1. To decorate with the classic fringed tissue paper, cut thin strips of tissue paper and fringe the edges with scissors.

  2. Starting from the base of the face, glue each fringed strip into position, overlapping each layer (this will hide any messy areas).

  3. Cover the entire emoji face with the fringed tissue paper.

  4. Now cut two hearts from red card and a mouth from black card.

  5. Glue the heart eyes and mouth onto the front.






DIY Unicorn Piñata



You will need:

Mini donkey piñata DIY blank

Cardboard

White spray paint

White, pink and iridescent tissue paper

Black card

Craft knife

Gold card

Glitter

PVA glue

Ruler

Scissors

Hot glue gun

Embellishments

Sweets

Confetti



Directions:

  1. Fill the inside of the unicorn with treats and glue the open end together.

  2. Spray paint the piñata white and leave to dry completely.

  3. Use a ruler and scissors to fringe the white tissue paper, roughly 0.5 inches tall and 1 cm wide.

  4. Hot glue the fringing to the unicorn, starting with the legs and working your way up.

  5. Draw and cut two pairs of black eyelashes from card, then hot glue to the unicorn’s face.

  6. Cut strips from pink and iridescent tissue paper and glue onto the back of the unicorn’s body to create a mane and tail.

  7. To create the horn, cut a small triangle with a curved end from gold card. Roll into a horn shape and secure with glue.

  8. Decorate the horn with glitter and then secure onto the head of the unicorn with glue.

  9. Decorate the unicorn with embellishments of your choice.




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