Sunday, October 20, 2013

DIY Superman Shield Pinata

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!

~Ila~

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7 comments:

  1. What an awesome tutorial! And who would love a superman pinata? Or it could be done in pink for a super girl. Hope you have a great day!

    Heidi’s Wanderings

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    1. It could definitely be pink! That would be another great party! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. We're having a Superman party in January and I haven't been able to find a pinata. So glad I saw this on Pin It Thursday.

    Lauren @ imperfectandfabulous.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! It was so easy to make! Make sure to check out my free printables from his party. They would be perfect for your superman party!

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    1. Thanks so much! It was so fun to make!

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  4. making one for my grandson...thanks for the great help! it was so simple...i used cereal boxes... #loveupcycling :)

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