DIY Goomba Pinata Upgrade

DIY Goomba Pinata Upgrade
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Goombas might not be the toughest adversaries Mario and Luigi face in their world, but they’re some of the most iconic members of the Koopa Troop. It’s hard not to come across these little mushroom-like creatures when you play Super Mario but defeating them is as easy as a single stomp. These enemies first appeared in Super Mario Bros and have shown up in almost every title in the Mario franchise. While the Goombas used to live peacefully in the Mushroom Kingdom, most of them became traitors and joined forces with Bowser. They’re usually the first enemy you’ll have to face on your quest and it’s hard not to recognize them. The brown little creatures feature two feet and no arms.

Ever take a look at the poop emoji and thought how much it looked like a Goomba from Super Mario? We bet you are now!

This mushroom-like character from the popular Nintendo video game would make a great activity for your Super Mario party. See how to make just a few tweaks and minor additions to upgrade the poop emoji piñata into a Goomba piñata your Super Mario loving fans will be happy to swat at!

Follow along with the steps created by Tara from Spot of Tea Designs to create your own Goomba pinata for your Super Mario Bros themed party.

DIY Goomba Pinata Upgrade

Supplies:

DIY Goomba Pinata Upgrade

First, remove the majority of the poop emoji printed paper covering the top. Next use chalk to draw a curved shape on the top acting as a guide to remove the pointed feature.

DIY Goomba Pinata Upgrade

Use scissors to cut along this line on one side. You will push this flap down inside the piñata to make it more of a flat shape. Tip: save any of the piñata covering pieces you can to help hide your new hole.

DIY Goomba Pinata Upgrade

Punch two holes at the top and insert a zip tie in as the new hanger. Use hot glue to close the flap and the extra piñata pieces to hide this hole.

DIY Goomba Pinata Upgrade

Next, we’ll need to create the Goomba body and feet out of cardboard. Use chalk to draw the shapes.

DIY Goomba Pinata Upgrade

Cut out two of these shapes plus pieces of 2” wide rectangles.

DIY Goomba Pinata Upgrade

Use masking tape to tape the rectangular pieces around the sides and bottom of the Goomba feet shape. Tip: keep 2 flaps on the top to help secure at a later step.

DIY Goomba Pinata Upgrade

Tape the other piece on top to complete.

DIY Goomba Pinata Upgrade

Cut a hole on the bottom of the piñata the side of the Goomba feet shape that was just created.

DIY Goomba Pinata Upgrade

Insert the Goomba feet in with the flaps going out on both sides. Secure with hot glue.

DIY Goomba Pinata Upgrade

Cover the body area with white crepe streamers. Create a small fringe piece of crepe streamers to cover.

Starting at the bottom layer the fringe pieces on top of one another to cover.

DIY Goomba Pinata Upgrade

Cover the feet area with brown crepe streamers.

Create small fringe pieces with brown crepe streamers and layer on outsides of the feet shape.

Starting at the bottom layer with the fringe pieces on top of one another to cover the feet.

DIY Goomba Pinata Upgrade

Cut out the Goomba face printable shapes and use a glue stick to adhere onto the brown cardstock head.

DIY Goomba Pinata Upgrade

Your Goomba piñata upgrade is now complete! Hang it up at your Super Mario Bros. birthday party and watch the fun begin!

DIY Goomba Pinata Upgrade

Help bring the world of Super Mario to life by giving your guests an enemy to defeat for some sweet treats! The Goombas don’t stand a chance at ruining your Super Mario party.


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DIY Goomba Pinata Upgrade

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