This weekend we celebrated my middle son's 5th birthday with some superhero fun (more details to come). The one thing he wanted was a pinata for his birthday and I decided to tackle the task this year and make my own. After I saw this awesome tutorial of a Captain American Shield Pinata over on Sunshine and a Summer Breeze, I decided to do my own version using a superman shield.
Here are the details:
Step One: Cut out two front/back pieces in your desired shape using heavy cardboard: I used the printer box from our new printer we just bought last week.
Step Two: Use lighter weight boxes as the sides and attach with duct tape: we used diet coke boxes but cereal boxes would be another great option.
Step Three: Continue to attach the sides and then the front layer using duct tape. Make sure to leave two flaps opened to place goodies inside.
Step Four: Take tissue paper and cut off about a two inch strip from the length.
Step 5: While tissue paper is folded, cut 1/2 up the paper using short snips to make the fringe look.
Step Six: Glue tissue paper strips starting from bottom up, layering them on top of each other.
Once you have finished, we poked two holes in the top for the rope: we filled it with crazy straws, pencils, candy and super hero fruit snacks.
I definitely think the kids enjoyed it! Plus, unlike store bought versions, it took several rounds of hitting to break the pinata, which made it even more fun!
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