One of my favorite things about Halloween is using recycled materials for decorations and holiday decor. I’m Vanessa Brady from Tried & True and I’m here to show you how to take something you throw away almost every day and turn it into a super fun DIY Halloween pinata! Let’s get started!
Mini Halloween Pinata
What you will need:
- toilet paper tube
- googly eyes
- white crepe paper streamer
- double-sided tape
- scrapbook paper
- baker’s twine
- small toys and candy
Step 1. Apply a strip of double-sided tape to the edge of tube and use to secure a piece of the streamer in place.
Step 2. Gather a few small toys and candy pieces to fit in the mini pinata. Don’t pack it too tightly or the prizes won’t fall out easily when the string is pulled.
Step 3. Cover the other end of the tube just like you did before except include a small tag before securing in place. This is what the kids will pull to release their prizes.
Step 4. Wrap the crepe paper around the tube until completely covered, securing with double-sided tape. Push a section at the top of the tube apart to create some space for the googly eyes. And that’s it!
These Mini Halloween Pinatas are a breeze to make and you can feel good knowing that you’re reusing something that you would have just thrown away! And since they’re so small, the size naturally safe-guards the kids from getting too many sweets or junky toys. Plus, what kid wouldn’t love to pull on their own personal miniature mummy pinata?!
If you liked this Mini Halloween Pinata tutorial, you’re definitely going to love all the other Halloween projects I’ve made on my blog, Tried & True, including the Halloween Favor Boxes, Glittered Skull Wreath, and my personal favorite, the Halloween Pumpkin Archway!
Vanessa Brady is the mother of two small boys and a lifelong craft junkie. Vanessa’s craft tutorials can be found at numerous blogs, publications, and her mother’s brag book. Visit Tried & True for more original projects and free printables!