Five Upcycled Piñatas that You Can Make

cardboard pinataMuch more time-consuming than a painted piñata, but much more intricate (and far less messy than a paper mache piñata!), is the cardboard piñata, tutorial courtesy of Alicia Policia.

While you can absolutely score the right amount of cardboard from your Recycling Center, to do this piñata the authentic way, you likely will have to pony up for some crepe paper at the store. But if it’s in your budget and your party is for adults or children of discriminating tastes (or if your idea is just plain awesome), then this type of piñata is well worth the extra effort.

[The image on this page is the property of Alicia Policia.]

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Written by Julie Finn

I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now.

Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life; my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties; and my for links to articles about poverty, educational politics, and this famous cat who lives in my neighborhood.

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