PiÃ±atas are pretty typical to have for big parties, especially kid birthdays.Â Â Though, our next project is for those little â€œjust becauseâ€ indoor celebrations.Â Personal piÃ±atas are small enough to put together yourself and donâ€™t require a baseball bat or stick.
Supplies youâ€™ll need:
- Cereal box
- Tissue paper
- Craft knife
- Hole punch
- To prepare your box, cut off the two narrow sides of the box and set these pieces aside.Â Sketch a house shape on one of the large panels.Â Try to use one of the flaps as the bottom portion of your house.Â Cut the shape out.Â Use this piece as a stencil on the other large panel. Â Cut a narrow semicircle on the bottom flaps.
- Next glue the bottom flaps together and pin them in place.Â Tape on a small piece of tissue paper over the hole. Next, flip it over and tape a piece of ribbon (about 3 feet long) onto the tissue paper.Â
- Take your narrow pieces from step 1, and begin to assemble the piÃ±ata together with tape.Â Before taping on your final pieces, fill your piÃ±ata with a few little goodies and lots of colorful confetti.Â You can use pieces from your hole punch or snip up pieces of tissue paper.Â Then close up the piÃ±ata and keep about a 1 Â½â€ tab at the top.Â Punch a hole in the middle of the tab.Â
- Prepare some tissue paper by cutting them into strips about 2Â½â€ wide.Â Layer two strips on top of each other and fold entire strip in half lengthwise.Â Then begin to cut narrow slits leaving about Â½” intact. Â
- Now glue your tissue paper on starting from the bottom of the house.Â Then draw a door and some windows for your house on paper. Â Cut out and glue them on.Â Tape on more ribbons to the bottom of your house.Â Let your piÃ±ata dry well before using it.
Hang your piÃ±ata low enough for your kids to reach the ribbons.Â To play, allow each child to pick a ribbon and let them pull.Â Who will guess correctly and unleash the surprises?
Have a fiesta of a time!