This super simple DIY piñata—no paper mache required—is sure to make any party that much sweeter.
What You Need
- Cardboard box
- Masking tape
- Craft knife
- Cream crepe paper
- Pink crepe paper
- Colored construction paper
- Hot glue and hot glue gun or white craft glue
Follow These Steps
- Cut three circles out of cardboard using a large dinner plate as a guide (we used an 11-inch plate).
- Cut an inner hole from all three circles using a smaller dish, like a bowl (ours was 5 inches).
- In two of the circles, punch a hole about ¼-inch from the top (this is where you’ll thread the string for hanging.)
- Use string to measure the circumference of the inner circle. Cut strip of cardboard to match that length, approximately 2 inches wide. Roll the cardboard strip, then unroll.
- Use masking tape to secure the strip to one of the cardboard circles (one with a hole at the top!)
- Place another cardboard circle on top, lining up the holes at the top. Tape together.
- Use string to measure the circumference of the large circle. Cut a strip of cardboard to match that length, approximately 2 inches wide. Roll the cardboard strip, then unroll.
- Place the strip around the outside of the cardboard circles and secure with tape.
- Cut strips of cream crepe paper to wrap around the doughnut shape. To create fringe, roll each strip and cut halfway up about 6 times. Unroll.
- Wrap the fringed strips around the doughnut and secure on the back side with tape. Repeat until cardboard is covered.
- Use a pen to draw a squiggly circle inside the remaining cardboard circle. Cut.
- Wrap light pink crepe paper around the shape.
- Cut small rectangles from construction paper. Glue to the pink shape for “sprinkles.”
- Glue the pink ring to the donut shape.
- Add string to hang. Enjoy!