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DIY Mini Piñatas for Kids Halloween Fun!

Use a toilet paper roll and some crepe paper to make the cutest Halloween kids craft ever: DIY mini piñatas. You’ll love finding out what’s inside this toilet paper roll mummy!

Skills Required: None. This kids piñata project is so easy, anyone can do it! Once you make one, you’ll be surrounded by mini piñatas – so save your toilet paper rolls.

Halloween mini piñatas for kids

One of my favorite things about Halloween is using recycled materials for decorations and holiday decor. I really also love Halloween kids crafts, so I decided it was time to bring the two together and do something cool.

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 piñata!

How to Make Mini Piñatas

If you had asked me how to make a DIY piñata a few weeks ago, I would’ve explained that you need to use plaster of paris and newspaper along with a wire form – or something along those lines.

But why make it complicated? The truth is, you can make Halloween piñatas using a very simple material you already have in your house (I hope): toilet paper rolls.

The structure of the TP roll is perfectly rigid for holding small candies and toys. The only thing you’re going to need to do is button up the ends, making it so that at least one end can be easily broken to reveal the treasures inside.

To do that, all you’re going to need in addition to the toilet paper roll is crepe paper, plus a few additional (basic) supplies. I picture these for party favors, kids’ classrooms, or just for handing out on Halloween day. They are super quick to make.

This is such a fun Halloween kids craft idea. Let’s get started!

DIY Piñata for Halloween

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.

How to make a Halloween pinata that looks like a mummy for kids

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.

Candy from inside a toilet paper tube pinata

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.

toilet paper roll halloween crafts

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!

DIY halloween pinata for kids that looks like a mummy

These Mini Halloween Piñatas 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 piñata?!

how to make a mini pinata

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Halloween full of laughter and memories to last a lifetime!

Yield: 1 pinata

Halloween Pinata

Use a toilet paper roll and some crepe paper to make the cutest Halloween kids craft ever. You'll love finding out what's inside this mummy pinata!

Make a mini DIY pinata using a toilet paper roll and some creativity! This is so fun for Halloween, but can be adapted to other occasions and holidays.

Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $1

Materials

  • Toilet paper tube
  • Googly eyes
  • White crepe paper streamer
  • Double-sided tape
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Baker’s twine
  • Small toys and candy

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Apply a strip of double-sided tape to the edge of tube and use to secure a piece of the streamer in place.
  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.
  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.
  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.

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Katie

Saturday 19th of November 2016

Thank you!!! My kindergarten class LOVED these on Halloween. Now we need a favor for Christmas. Any ideas?

Amy

Saturday 19th of November 2016

Hi Katie! I need to do a Santa Claus one! Or if you want it more non-secular - a snowman! :D

Philomène

Saturday 15th of October 2016

Thank you so much Vanessa! We loved it and made a step by step instruction on our Swedish blog too! Keep ut the great work! Check it out here: http://www.vadpysslardommed.se/wp-admin/post.php?post=1049&action=edit

halloween pinatas

Friday 14th of October 2016

Great make of Halloween party pinata craft

Karen Barrett

Wednesday 28th of September 2016

Love this simple yet clever idea! Will be a great surprise for my father and his fellow seniors. A change of colors and it can be used for Christmas and Easter too.

Natalie

Monday 29th of August 2016

Cannot wait to try these this year for Halloween! Thanks for the great idea! Keep em coming.

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