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!
- Emoji Poop Pinata
- White and brown crepe streamers
- Goomba face printable PDF
- Brown cardstock
- Masking Tape
- Zip tie
- Hot Glue Gun
- Glue stick
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.
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.
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.
Next, we’ll need to create the Goomba body and feet out of cardboard. Use chalk to draw the shapes.
Cut out two of these shapes plus pieces of 2” wide rectangles.
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.
Tape the other piece on top to complete.
Cut a hole on the bottom of the piñata the side of the Goomba feet shape that was just created.
Insert the Goomba feet in with the flaps going out on both sides. Secure with hot glue.
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.
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.
Cut out the Goomba face printable shapes and use a glue stick to adhere onto the brown cardstock head.
Your Goomba piñata upgrade is now complete! Hang it up at your Super Mario Bros. birthday party and watch the fun begin!
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.