May 8

Giant Popsicle Pinata DIY

This might be my favorite pinata yet. This Giant Popsicle Pinata would be the perfect addition to any celebration! Make one for a popsicle themed party (yum!) or a festive summer barbeque. Everyone loves a cold treat, so it’s sure to be a hit either way!  (PS – Have a little extra time? You might want to make a few of these too!)

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Materials: Crepe Paper, Cardboard, Scissors, Glue, Pencil, X-Acto Knife

Step 1: Gather two pieces of cardboard of equal size and draw the shape of a popsicle on each.
Step 2: Cut out the shapes.
Step 3: Cut several 6″ wide strips of cardboard to make the sides of the popsicle.
Step 4: Fold the cardboard incrementally to allow it to bend along the curved top of the popsicle.
Step 5: Glue the folded strips of cardboard to the popsicle shapes to create the walls. Hold in place and allow to dry.
Step 6: Glue the second popsicle shape to the top of the now dry walls.
Step 7: Cut the crepe paper into 3/4″ strips.
Step 8: Cut the fringe out of crepe paper.
Step 9: Glue the fringe to the popsicle – Start at the bottom and work upwards.  We also used three colors of fringe.
Step 10: Pay special attention to the last row of fringe. The secret to a nice looking piñata is all in how you apply the last row. Glue this row over the edge so that it is on the top and front surfaces.
Step 11: Cut a rectangle shape out of cardboard. Curve the edges of one side so it looks like a popsicle stick.
Step 12: Use your X-Acto knife to make an incision on the bottom of the popsicle.
Step 13: Push the square end of the rectangle into the incision you just made and glue in place.
Step 14: Fill with treats and enjoy!

Photography by  Heather Zweig for Oh Happy Day
Art Direction by Jordan Ferney
Produced by Stacy Wichelhaus
Crafting and styling by Caitlin Barker


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