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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

  1. Jules

    May 8, 2013

    That is SO freakin’ adorable!!! I need somebody to make a Smooshy pinata. 😉


    Jules of Canines & Couture

  2. LARY@ Inspiration Nook

    May 8, 2013

    Such a cute idea!

  3. Lisette Wolter-McKinley

    May 8, 2013

    Great colors for the popsicle.

  4. Karen

    May 8, 2013

    I think you should have a pinata contest! People can submit a photo of their completed piñata (maybe there’s a theme) and the winning design gets featured on your site. Fun! (No duplicating any of your previous designs.)

      • jordan
      • May 8, 2013

      I love that idea!

  5. Chianne Hood

    May 8, 2013

    This is too cute! I’m definitely going to have to find an excuse to make this or something like it! xx

  6. May 9, 2013

    I really love it!

  7. Elisa

    May 9, 2013

    Way too cute ^_^

  8. Natalie Jagers

    May 9, 2013

    Yes to the contest! You’ve inspired so many pretty pinatas – would be fun to see them all in one place!

  9. Meg

    May 9, 2013

    This is so cute!
    p.s. I want to make a pinata!
    Let me know if you have a contest – this would be so much fun!

  10. PARIS BEE kids blog

    May 9, 2013

    OMG! The pinata of my dreams! Forget about our darling Little Miss, I want this for my next birthday!!! 😉

    xoxo PARIS BEE kids blog

  11. Stella

    May 9, 2013

    omg this is too cute! perfect for summer parties

  12. Elena @ Randomly Happy

    May 10, 2013

    Just when I thought you couldn’t impress me more you go and out do yourself with another pinata creation. Would love to live in your head for a while!

    x Elena @ Randomly Happy

  13. danielyraquel

    May 10, 2013

    It´s so cute!!!! we love it! 🙂
    For our photography sessions it´s perfect!!!! 🙂

  14. lyndsay

    May 10, 2013

    this is ADORABLE!!!! ok. i think i need to make a frigging pinata already!!!

  15. Egypt

    May 13, 2013

    Good Luck

  16. Maria @ Cheeky Pink Tulip

    May 15, 2013

    WOW. Just WOW. Can I get a real ice cream that size, please?

    Maria xx

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