How to Make Paper Bag Pinatas: DIY Paper Bag Pintas are a perfect summer craft for kids. All you need is a paper bag, a few craft supplies, and candy for hours of backyard fun!
Paper Bag Pinatas
We are testing out our new Summer Activity Schedule this week. Our craft for the week was Paper Sack Piñatas.
This craft was very easy, turned out cute, and hardly made any mess at all! (The best kind of craft IMO.)
The best part of the project was, at the end of the day, we got to bust open the Piñata’s and eat candy!
Materials Needed for the Paper bag Piñatas:
- Paper Sacks (we used lunch bag size)
- colored tissue paper
- glue sticks
- candy (or some other type of goody that will hold up to being hit with a bat)
- hole punch
- Soft bat or tightly rolled up paper to hit the piñata with
To prep for this DIY pinata craft, I did a couple of steps in advance: I cut the tissue paper into about 3 inch wide strips. Then I cut a fringe along one edge, like this:
After I cut the fringe, I cut the long strips into smaller pieces, some the width of the paper sacks and others half that size so they could alternate colors.
I also drew lines across the sacs, so the kids would easily know where to put the glue.
If your kids are older, they could do the pinata prep themselves.
To get started, just run your glue stick along the pre-drawn lines and apply the tissue paper fringe. Be sure the fringed edge is pointing down towards the bottom of the sack. (Not like in these pictures, ha!.)
After you have done the front and back, (you could do the sides too, my son did, but my daughter didn’t, still came out cute) fill the sack with your goodies. Fold the top over a couple of times and secure it with the stapler.
Then, punch two holes and tie a string very securely through the holes.
Ta Da! You are done!
Now for the good part!
|I took at least 50 to 60 shots of us hitting the Piñata. I had to laugh
several times over some of my Hubby’s facial expressions…
|Oops, Piñata foul!|
|We even let Dad have a few whacks!|
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Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.