Make your own animal piñata!

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Written by Candice

Feb 18, 2021

Follow these easy DIY steps to create your own animal piñata from paper mâché!

What you need:

  • A large bowl
  • Flour
  • A balloon
  • Water
  • Newspaper
  • Cardboard boxes (to make ears, tusks and a snout)
  • Decorative paper
  • Paintbrushes
  • Paint
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Sweets
  • String

How to make your own animal piñata:

Step 1

Make a body for your animal using paper mâché. The body should be hollow so you can fill it with sweets.

Step 1 to make a piñata - make a paper mâché body

Step 2

Fill your animal with sweets.

Step 2 to make a piñata - fill the body with sweets

Step 3

Create two ears, tusks and a nose from corrugated cardboard. Cover these with paper mâché too.

Step 3 to make a piñata - create ears, tusks and a nose from cardboard

Step 4

Use tape and glue to attach the ears, tusks and nose to the body of the animal. The nose should cover the opening in the body.

Step 4 to make a piñata - attach the ears, tusks and nose to the body using glue and tape

Step 5

Paint the animal.

Step 5 to make a piñata - paint the animal

Step 6

Add hair to your animal using coloured paper.

Step 6 to make a piñata - add hair to the animal using coloured paper

Step 7

Tie a string to your piñata, so you can hang it up!

Step 7 to make a piñata - tie a string to your piñata

Check out our animal piñata video here:

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