The phrase “homemade piñata” potentially sounds just as intimidating as “potty training.” While we can’t make those training pants disappear, we can show you how to build a Nick Jr. piñata out of cardboard and a few other supplies. Just follow the steps below!
Difficulty Level: medium
What You’ll Need:
- Packing tape
- Glue stick
- Crepe or tissue paper
- Piñata guts (candy, snacks, slime, etc.)
How to Make:
Step One: Sketch the outline of your kid’s favorite Nick Jr. friend onto the cardboard.
Step Two: Cut out matching silhouettes for the front and back of your piñata. Next, cut strips of cardboard about three inches wide to make the sides.
Step Three: Tape the three-inch strips to connect the front and back pieces of the piñata as seen below. This will give the piñata a 3D effect if done correctly. (Note: separate pieces of tape by at least an inch to make the piñata easier to break.)
Step Four: Cut a small flap on the bottom or side of the piñata for inserting candy.
Step Five: Puncture two holes on the top of your masterpiece.
Step Six: Cut strips of crepe or tissue paper as needed. Then, cut fringes into the bottom half of the paper, as shown in the photo below.
Step Seven: Working from the base up, attach the strips of crepe or tissue paper using the glue stick.
Step Eight: Use cardstock paper to add your Nick Jr. friend’s facial features.
Step Nine: Cut a string long enough so that the birthday kid will be able to reach the piñata and loop it through the holes. Tie tightly at the top!
Step Ten: Fill the piñata with your choice of guts! Go the traditional route and use candy. Or, for a healthier option, fill with slime and other small toys.
Here are some examples of other Nick Jr characters!
Shimmer, Shimmer and Shine
Rusty, Rusty Rivets
Blaze, Blaze and the Monster Machines