We recently showed you how to make your own piñata out of a party hat. We’re back today to show you how to re-purpose take-out containers for another style of a pull string Piñata. For those who prefer things a little less pointy than a party hat (aichmophobes listen up), this tutorial is for you.
This would be a great project to get the kiddos involved in the party planning. If you have little ones who have already passed the scissor safety test, then get this project lined up a few days before the party and start crafting together.
Cutting the fringe on the streamers is the most time consuming part of this project so having a few extra hands to help out will make quick work of this project or if you have multi blade scissors that could speed things up too. Make multiple Pinatas that the party guests can take home as favors. You can even create custom color patterns to make each one look different.
- Paper Neon Washi Tape
- White Take Out Style Favor Boxes
- Crepe Paper (Yellow, Light Blue Purple, Light Green, Orange)
- Curling Ribbon (Yellow, Blue, Lavender, Orange, White)
- Hole Punch
Step 1. Fill the favor box with candy, and close the top.
Step 2. Punch a hole in each of the 2 flaps on the top of the box.
Step 3. Cut an 18” piece of curling ribbon from each of the five colors. Thread the ribbons through one of the the holes and tie the loose ends together, making the knot large enough to keep the ribbon from sliding back out the hole. Repeat with another set of ribbons in the hole on the opposite flap.
Step 4. Cut a strip of purple crepe paper, approximately 12”, and fold in half lengthwise.
Step 5. Cut tiny slits along the folded edge of the entire strip.
Step 6. Turn the favor box over, so the ribbons hang down. Using the purple washi tape, attach the uncut edge of the crepe paper strip to the bottom edge of the favor box, as shown, wrap the crepe paper around the entire box.
Step 7. Repeat steps 4-6 with light blue crepe paper and blue washi tape. The blue strip should slightly overlap the purple strip. Repeat the steps with the remaining colors. When you have gone through all the colors, repeat them again, until the entire box is covered. The tape on the last layer should overlap the top of the box.
Step 8. Add a flat layer of crepe paper and tape to the top of the box, making sure to follow the color pattern.
Step 9. To finish the pinata, tape one smaller layer of crepe paper on the top of the box.
Step 10. Tie a ribbon to the handle of the box.
Step 11. The pinata favor box is complete. You can make individual pinatas as party favors to decorate the table or walls.