I love ALL things miniature. I’m not sure why, but I do. Maybe because I am only 5’ tall? A subconscious bonding with things that are small?
I came across a pic of a miniature piñata and immediately knew I had to try it. It was just one of those things that called my name and I was more than happy to answer. I was looking for some fun things to send my youngest triplet daughter who is on staff at a Christian camp this summer, and this looked like a super cute idea.
After I decided I was going to make one, I found several blogs that had ideas to help me bring my mini piñata to life.
I had all the supplies for this project on hand, so there was nothing really stopping from getting my creative action on!
You will need a cereal box, or other similar box
Some tissue or crepe paper. I saved some tissue paper that came in a gift bag. It was a little wrinkly but for this project, it was perfect!
The pattern for my piñata came from, A Blackbird’s Epiphany. More thoughts on that in a minute.
Other items needed are tape, glue and scissors.
I cut out the two sides of the piñata out and then cut a long strip to use to put the two sides together.
Just before I had it completely closed up, I put in a couple of pennies, a small Hello Kitty rock that I had painted and a bottle cap. It was more for the sound effects than anything. If she does decide to bust it open I wanted at least a couple of little things inside.
Once I went completely around and taped the two sides together with the strip I was ready to add the tissue paper part.
It’s at this point where I was kind of thinking that this didn’t really look like a donkey so much as a dog. The legs are a little chunky but I had already cut and taped everything so I figured that there was no going back now.
I cut several strips of tissue paper and then cut those to make a fringe. I did not know this but they actually make fringe scissors! Who knew? They are actually quite inexpensive but since I don’t own a pair, I cut my fringe the old fashioned way. 😉
Once I had all the fringe pieces ready to go, I started gluing it on, section by section.
Continue that process until your piñata is completely covered.
Now…we can be completely honest with each, right? I mean we are friends after all.
This is my finished piñata. It is *supposed* to be a donkey. But I think it looks more like some sort of colorful sheep dog or something. So I guess I will tell folks that it is a sheep dog piñata! Yeah, that’s it!! That way folks will think that it was supposed to turn out this way!! 😉
For my first attempt at making a piñata, I was pretty pleased with the results. Next time, if I try to make another donkey, I’ll look for a little bit different pattern. I actually plan on making another and *hopefully* it will resemble what it is supposed to look like. We shall see!
Have you tried to create anything different lately? I’d love to hear about it.