DIY Back to School Paper Mini Pinatas

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The air might not be getting crisp quite yet, but August means one thing - back to school. Here’s a project to make for your favorite teacher to open on the first day of school, or a treat for your kids to enjoy on the bus ride home. Using a variety of Cardstock Warehouse papers, I whipped up some adorable mini pinatas that might just be too cute to break open!


Supplies:

 DIY Cardstock Paper Mini Back to School Pinatas

  • Using a cutting machine or templates, cut out the shapes for each style of pinata.  
  • Cut 1.5 inch strips for the pinata edges, and 1-inch strips for the fringe.

DIY Cardstock Paper Mini Back to School Pinatas

  • Begin by taping the 1.5-inch strips in between the front and back pieces of the pinata. This will make the pinata 3D.

DIY Cardstock Paper Mini Back to School Pinatas

  • Before closing the pinata up, add the candy or small toys inside. Then tape the pinata closed.

DIY Cardstock Paper Mini Back to School Pinatas

  • Below is what each pinata will look like before decorated.

DIY Cardstock Paper Mini Back to School Pinatas

  • With the 1-inch paper strips, cut fringe along the entire length. This is what you will use to decorate the pinata!

DIY Cardstock Paper Mini Back to School Pinatas

  • Using the glue stick, begin layering the fringe strips until the entire surface is covered.  You can cut the strips down to smaller lengths so that you can get multiple strips out of each long one.  

DIY Cardstock Paper Mini Back to School Pinatas

  • Let glue dry.
  • Cut off excess paper along the edges.
  • Add small details using our favorite glue pen to the pinatas to bring them to life!

DIY Cardstock Paper Mini Back to School Pinatas

 

What back to school projects are you working on right now? Be sure to show us on Facebook or Instagram!


So long sweet summer!

-Ilyssa (Made by Ilyssa)

Comments

  • Posted On August 27, 2018 by Indya | The Small Adventurer

    Pinatas are one of my FAVOURITE things to make, and these ones are absolutely adorable! I love the idea of having these to come home to after that first day back at school. I wish I’d had that as a kid – it would have made that first week a lot sweeter (pun intended)!

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