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DIY MINI UNICORN PINATA WITH FREE PRINTABLE TEMPLATE

Apr 10, 2017   |   Create
Momtributor : John Lavelle
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Do you remember taking a swing at a piñata as a child? I think it's every kid's right of passage to experience the joy of these candy filled paper creations. I always loved when there were little toys inside!

 

Did you know that piñatas are actually hundreds of years old, the first piñatas are actually credited to the Chinese back in the 14th century! Amazing how this party tradition has stuck around for so many centuries.

 

Have the kids make one of these little Unicorn personal piñatas, they can choose to fill them or keep them as decoration.




 

Unicorn Piñatas - Materials:

 

Cardboard box

Tissue paper

Scissors, craft knife or box cutter

Tacky glue

Hot glue

Cardstock paper or construction paper

Glitter
 

Free Printable Template (download below)


Click Here to Get Your Free Printable

Directions:

 

Step 1. First you'll want to download and print my pattern. Cut out the unicorn shape.

 

Step 2. Trace the pattern onto the cardboard, you'll need two pieces per piñata.

 

Step 3. Cut long strips of cardboard about 1.5 inches wide. You might need several of these.

 

Step 4. Hot glue the strip along the edges of the unicorn vertically, remember to leave a portion unglued if you want to fill it up with candy. Continue all around the edges.

 

Step 5. At this point you may want to thread some string in your piñata if you'd like to hang it.

 

Step 6. Glue the second shape on top.

 

Step 7. Cut strips of tissue paper at 1.5 inches, then cut fringe in it as well. You can do this with a regular scissor or use a hand shredding scissor.

 

Step 8. Glue fringe along the side of the piñata then start at the bottom of the piñata and glue on the fringe horizontally until you cover the whole thing.

 

Step 9. Use my pattern for the horn to trace on cardstock paper. Once cut out, curve the shape into a cone.

 

Step 10. Cut out eyes and cheeks from cardstock paper. Glue to your unicorn.

 

Step 11. Use tissue paper, yarn or ribbon to make the mane and tail for your unicorn.








Have you ever made a piñata before? Check out more magical unicorn projects for kids, unicorn costume, and unicorn toys!

Lots more creative arts and crafts for kids HERE!




John Lavelle is an artist and art teacher who loves working with all things paper - cardstock, cardboard, foam board, tissue paper, and of course toilet paper tubes. John graduated from the School of Visual Arts with a Bachelors degree in cartooning and earned his Masters degree in Art Education. Over the past few years, John has been working with young individuals who have ASD, which constantly keeps him on his toes and who are the inspiration behind the creative projects he prepares for their daily art classes. You can follow his latest projects on Instagram and on his site, the Art Dream
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