Five Upcycled Piñatas that You Can Make

Pull String PinataLike a firing squad shooting with nine blanks and one real bullet, or a pleasant version of drawing straws, a pull string piñata has as many ribbons as there are party guests, but only one of these ribbons will release the trap door to the glorious candy. Everyone pulls their ribbon simultaneously, so not only is the whole piñata experience relatively non-violent, if you’re into that sort of thing, but it’s also over much sooner and nobody has to take turns.

This pull string piñata, tutorial courtesy of Young House Love, is formed similarly to the conventional paper mache piñata, with a few structural changes to make the functioning trap door.

[The image on this page is the property of Young House Love.]

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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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