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DIY Clear Pinata

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…

DIY Clear Pinata | Oh Happy Day!

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!

DIY Clear Pinata | Oh Happy Day!

DIY Clear Pinata | Oh Happy Day!

DIY Clear Pinata | Oh Happy Day!

Materials needed: Banister plastic roll, gaffer’s tape, ruler, x-acto knife, packing tape, fishing line

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 7: Fill your piñata with fun surprises. We filled ours with mini balloons filled with confetti, small toys, and candy.

Step 8: Close the last side of the piñata with packing tape and hang for all to see!

DIY Clear Pinata | Oh Happy Day!

DIY Clear Pinata | Oh Happy Day!

Crafting by Naomi Julia Satake, Justine Pon & Mercy Favrow

  1. Michelle

    March 3, 2017

    Such a cool idea, I love it!
    https://www.makeandmess.com/

  2. Maritza | Maritza Lisa

    March 3, 2017

    Such an awesome idea. Having the kids see what’s inside will only make it more exciting for them!

  3. Sophie

    March 3, 2017

    This is amazing. I need to make this.

    http://goldclutter.blogspot.com

  4. Tabi Bee

    March 3, 2017

    Your blog is always so happy! I love it! This is such a clever DIY aswell! <3 😉

    https://busybeeblogweb.wordpress.com

  5. Sofia

    March 3, 2017

    I love the idea of a clear pinata! It makes everything much more fun!!

    xo, Sofia
    http://www.thecozie.co

  6. Nina

    March 3, 2017

    WHAT?! A clear pinata! I can do it myself!! LOVE LOVE LOVE. That’s all I can say. You’re the best!

  7. Charise Chavez

    March 3, 2017

    Always blown away by Oh Happy Day!!!! Keep it up!

    XO

  8. Indya | TheSmallAdventurer

    March 3, 2017

    This is such a unique idea! I love it just as a decoration – I might even make one just to fill with small balloons as a way to add a little colour to my house!

    http://www.thesmalladventurer.blogspot.com.au

  9. Tina

    March 4, 2017

    I love this. Is it hard to break? My niece is only two years old, but this would be the best possible birthday gift for her.

    • jordan
      • jordan
      • March 6, 2017

      It’s actually quite easy to break – so it’s probably perfect for your niece!

  10. Lori Edmonds

    March 4, 2017

    And you whack it just like a regular piñata? Do they pop the mini balloons after they retrieve them?

    • jordan
      • jordan
      • March 6, 2017

      Yes and yes! You can whack it like a regular pinata. The mini balloons need to be popped when they fall out.

  11. Antonella | White House Crafts

    March 5, 2017

    This is a really cool idea. I love it (and all the colours you used)!

  12. Hena Tayeb

    March 5, 2017

    that is so cute.. and I love all the non candy options in it.

  13. GabiDoll

    March 6, 2017

    Love the concept :)

  14. Paige Flamm

    March 6, 2017

    This is an awesome party idea!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  15. Belle

    March 6, 2017

    Kids will love being able to see what’s inside!! You could even gift wrap some items… So pretty too!

    http://www.thislifeisbelle.com

  16. Patti

    March 14, 2017

    This is truly an amazing idea. I can see it being used for a baby or bridal shower, filled with gifts for the mom to be or the future bride and the guests help get the gifts out. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

  17. Ashley@Ashley Uhl Interiors

    March 16, 2017

    This awesome!! I just might have to do this for my son’s first birthday party. How long should it take to make the piñata?

    • jordan
      • jordan
      • March 16, 2017

      It would probably take you about 2 hours. The plastic can curl up (which is frustrating as you’re folding!) so we definitely recommend taping the sides down so it’s easier to work with.

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