What’s this? What’s this? Celebrate the season with your very own piñata inspired by the Pumpkin King himself. With just a few craft supplies, you’ll be able to create your own festive flair.
Time: 2 hours
What You’ll Need
- Empty cereal boxes
- Regular scissors or fringe scissors
- Crepe paper or tissue paper (white and red)
- Glue stick
- Black cardstock for Jack’s features
- Mini pom poms (white)
- Twine or string
- Candy & treasures to fill your piñatas
How To Make It
- Disassemble your cereal box and lay flat.
- Use a small plate or bowl to trace two circles onto the cardboard. Cut out each circle.
- Cut a 2-3” strip from the full length of the box.
- Begin to tape the cardboard strip all the way around one circle, creating a drum-like cylinder. Bend one end of the cardboard strip to create a folding door. This is where you’ll fill the piñata with candy.
- Cut crepe paper into long 1” wide strips. Cut along each strip to create fringe.
- Start layering your fringed crepe paper with glue, working from the bottom up and leaving the fringes free from glue. Repeat on the other side & sides, and trim around the edges.
- Fill your piñata with candy & treasures then tape the door shut and add crepe paper to cover as needed.
- Print out the Jack Skellington template. Cut out Jack’s eyes, nose and mouth and use as a template with black cardstock. Attach Jack’s features to your piñata with glue.
- To create Jack’s hat, measure a piece of red crepe paper across the top of Jack’s face. Trim to create a half circle. Use a small piece of red crepe paper to create the top of Jack’s hat. Attach a white pom pom at the end.
- To hang your piñata up, loop a piece of twine and tape one end to the top of the piñata.
All cutting should be done by an adult.
Posted 8 months Ago