DIY Fortnite Loot Llama Pinata Upgrade

By September 28, 2018 DIY Crafts No Comments
DIY Fortnite Loot Llama Pinata Upgrade

You know that feeling when the pinata explodes and the treasures inside rain down and then there’s a mad rush to get as much of that sweet reward as you can grab? Yeah well, that’s basically what happened to the gaming world with the release of Fortnite season 6 Darkness Rises.

Fortnite has been holding onto the attention of gamers with a viral like grip. Meanwhile we’re over here preparing for the Fortnite parties that are just another inevitable part of any pop culture revolution. Watch as we transform a inexpensive donkey pinata into the coveted Loot Llama of Fortnite fame.

Use this transformed pack animal as either a centerpiece at the party’s re-fueling station or stuff it with candy and let your gaming crowd bust it open battle style.

DIY Fortnite Loot Llama Pinata Upgrade

We captured the distinguishing traits of this colorful character and you can too with these easy steps.

DIY LOOT LLAMA PINATA SUPPLIES

DIY Fortnite Loot Llama Pinata Upgrade

  • Donkey Pinata
  • Tissue paper: lavender, purple, dark blue & turquoise
  • Cardboard
  • Cardstock: silver, purple, dark grey, white & black
  • Crepe streamers: black & brown
  • Masking tape
  • Craft glue & paint brush
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun (not pictured)

DIY Fortnite Loot Llama Pinata Upgrade

STEP ONE:

Remove pinata covering and side holders. Reserve one of the holders for later use.

DIY Fortnite Loot Llama Pinata Upgrade

STEP TWO:

To make legs more llama-like, begin by cutting each from “hoof” to belly and removing about 1” of cardboard. Re-form legs, using hot glue and masking tape to secure.

DIY Fortnite Loot Llama Pinata Upgrade

STEP THREEE:

Carefully remove pinata head (make sure to reserve cross piece). Determine diameter of neck and cut a piece of cardboard 4” wide by that length. Attach “head extension” to top of neck using hot glue and masking tape.

TIP: Roll cardboard into spiral to make it more pliable and easier to curve around neck opening.

DIY Fortnite Loot Llama Pinata Upgrade

STEP FOUR:

Construct bottom lip by trimming cardboard into two mouth shapes. Use reserved side holder piece to attach mouth pieces together.

DIY Fortnite Loot Llama Pinata Upgrade

STEP FIVE:

Reassemble head onto neck then attach mouth just under nose area. For stability, be sure to reinsert and glue cross piece.  Cover any uneven seams with masking tape.

DIY Fortnite Loot Llama Pinata Upgrade

STEP SIX:

Cover head and top of neck with lavender tissue paper. Layer multiple pieces for optimal coverage and color depth.

TIP: Spread glue onto pinata using paint brush, apply tissue then re-apply thin coat of glue to seal.

DIY Fortnite Loot Llama Pinata Upgrade

STEP SEVEN:

Using the same method as mentioned above, cover legs and under belly with dark blue tissue. Once dry, add black crepe streamer (cut in half lengthwise) along leg bottoms to mimic hooves.

DIY Fortnite Loot Llama Pinata Upgrade

STEP EIGHT:

Cut tissue into 1 ½” strips. Use scissors to fringe long sides. Apply strips to pinata starting at the belly and working upward.

TIP: For more opaque coverage, attach two layers of the same color fringe at a time, one layer on top of the other.

DIY Fortnite Loot Llama Pinata Upgrade

STEP NINE:

Make a cardstock “saddle” using a grey rectangle base, white squares, black arrows and silver half circles. Our saddle measured 3 ½ inches wide x 10 ½ inches long.

TIP: If you are going to fill the pinata, make sure to do so before attaching the saddle to the llama’s back.

DIY Fortnite Loot Llama Pinata Upgrade

STEP TEN:

Create eyes, teeth and nostrils from cardstock. Glue to head using picture as guide.

TIP: For the eyes, start with white punched circles then trim to an oval-egg shape. Glue to grey cardstock and trim around leaving thin border.

DIY Fortnite Loot Llama Pinata Upgrade

STEP ELEVEN:

Cut length of brown crepe streamer. Fold in half hot-dog bun style and use a glue stick to adhere together. Wrap streamer around head to create “reins”. Hot glue in spots to secure.

DIY Fortnite Loot Llama Pinata Upgrade

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