During one of our brainstorming sessions, the Oh Happy Day team came up with the CRAZY idea of a transparent piñata. We figured- wouldn’t it be super fun to see all the colorful prizes and confetti inside!? After several attempts at trying to create it, our head crafter Naomi cleverly figured it out!! Read on to find out how to make one yourself…
The key is to fill it to the brim with color! We’ve filled clear and colorful mini balloons with small prizes and also packed in a ton of confetti. In addition, we found these super cute vending machine capsules on Amazon which are also great for holding prizes!
Step 1: Tape the beginning of the roll of plastic to your work surface. This will help the plastic lie flat and prevent it from rolling up.
Step 2: Use an x-acto to cut out five rectangles 25” long and 8.5” wide. Find the midpoint of the length of the rectangle. Use a ruler and x-acto to lightly score the width of the plastic all the way across.
Step 3: Find the midpoint of the width of the rectangle. Then, use a ruler to cut the rectangle into an equilateral diamond. Repeat this step with the remaining rectangles. Bend the plastic along the scored line.
Step 4: Line up the sides of two diamond pieces and tape them together with packing tape. Attach the rest of the pieces. Leave one side untaped so you can fill your piñata.
Step 5: Cut three strands of fishing line double the length of your piñata. Tie a knot at one end of each line. Leaving the knot exposed, tape the line along an inside fold of the pinata, ending at the point. Repeat with the two other strands along other sides.
Step 6: Knot the three lines together at the top of the pinata. Then, tie another knot a few inches above the first knot to form a loop for hanging.
Step 8: Close the last side of the piñata with packing tape and hang for all to see!
Crafting by Naomi Julia Satake, Justine Pon & Mercy Favrow