These mini piñata are so darn cute and a decorative trend now. So lets make some! The tiny piñata are definitely easier to carry. But harder to make, just because, you are working with less and smaller materials.
Many tutorials tell you or show you pictures of what and how they make the pinatas. But what they don’t tell you is that the materials are really really important. Check out my pinterest pins for more mini piñatas ideas.
My DIY piñata supplies:
>>>>>I use cardboard from packaged boxes, but most tutorial use cardstock paper. I will and recommend to use recycle cardboard—> Cereal carton, chipboard, or paperboard because the weight is between cardstock and cardboard boxes. Plus, what a great way to re-use recycled products.
>>>>>Paper: I use tissue paper, but I’ve seen others use crepe paper, ribbons, etc. I like working with tissue paper because it’s so thin and easy to move around.
>>>>>Glue Stick: (traditionally the glue is made: starch, sugar, and water).
>>>>>Scissors: Another reason for using recycled paperboard—>Makes it easier to cut and trace the layout.
STEP 1: Trace your layout, and draw it out on the paperboard. Don’t worry about the paperboard because it will be covered. In my case, I paint the cardboard of the color the tissue paper will be so you can’t see underneath the tissue paper.
STEP 2: After drawn out. Cut, Cut, and glue. I use hot glue to put all the parts together, but tape works too.
STEP 3: Fold the tissue paper as short as you want. And cut strips. Glue the paper strips with the glue stick.
Details of the unicorn: