Unicorn Piñata!

Got a party coming up? This DIY unicorn piñata is a great addition to the party decor. Learn how to make your own unicorn piñata below!

Got a party coming up? This DIY unicorn piñata is a great addition to the party decor. Learn how to make your own unicorn piñata below!

You will need:

Large cardboard box

Piece of thin card/thick paper

Newspaper

4 x Toilet rolls

Scissors

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Step 1: Draw the shape of the unicorns head and body onto the piece of cardboard. Cut this shape out, draw around the shape onto the cardboard and cut this piece out, to create two of these shapes.  Cut out a long strip of cardboard - the width of this strip will determine how wide your piñata is! Make sure the lines in the cardboard are horizontal as this will help when bending later.

Step 1:
Draw the shape of the unicorns head and body onto the piece of cardboard. Cut this shape out, draw around the shape onto the cardboard and cut this piece out, to create two of these shapes. 

Cut out a long strip of cardboard - the width of this strip will determine how wide your piñata is! Make sure the lines in the cardboard are horizontal as this will help when bending later.

Step 2: Tape the two body shapes together using masking tape, with the long strip of cardboard in the middle. Remember to make two holes in this piece of cardboard and thread some string through them (this will be used to hang it when it's finished.) Cut a flap in the same piece of cardboard where the tail will be (this is for adding he sweets later!)

Step 2:
Tape the two body shapes together using masking tape, with the long strip of cardboard in the middle. Remember to make two holes in this piece of cardboard and thread some string through them (this will be used to hang it when it's finished.)

Cut a flap in the same piece of cardboard where the tail will be (this is for adding he sweets later!)

Step 3: Make a cone out of a thin piece of cardboard or paper and attach to the unicorn's head. Stick the toilet rolls to the bottom of the body using masking tape.  Mix the PVA glue with a little bit of water to make the paper mache paste. Tear up strips of newspaper, dip into the paste and apply to the unicorn. One layer should be enough - otherwise it will be impossible to break!

Step 3:
Make a cone out of a thin piece of cardboard or paper and attach to the unicorn's head. Stick the toilet rolls to the bottom of the body using masking tape. 

Mix the PVA glue with a little bit of water to make the paper mache paste. Tear up strips of newspaper, dip into the paste and apply to the unicorn. One layer should be enough - otherwise it will be impossible to break!

Step 4: Once the paper mache is dry, paint with white paint to cover the newspaper. Cut the crepe paper into strips about 10cm wide. Then, cut into these strips at 1cm intervals, leaving about 1cm at the top (as shown in the image above.) Repeat this until you have lots and lots of strips of crepe paper!

Step 4:
Once the paper mache is dry, paint with white paint to cover the newspaper.

Cut the crepe paper into strips about 10cm wide. Then, cut into these strips at 1cm intervals, leaving about 1cm at the top (as shown in the image above.) Repeat this until you have lots and lots of strips of crepe paper!

Step 5: Attach the crepe paper strips to the unicorn using double sided tape - make sure the whole unicorn is covered. Cut some strips of pink crepe paper stick on to create a mane and tail (tip: stick the tail on top of the flap you cut earlier, so when you lift the tail the flap opens up.) Cut the eyes, nose and mouth out of black felt and stick onto the face. Then cover the horn in glue and sprinkle on the glitter. Now just add some sweets and you have the perfect party game! Subscribe to my newsletter to receive fun craft ideas weekly!

Step 5:
Attach the crepe paper strips to the unicorn using double sided tape - make sure the whole unicorn is covered. Cut some strips of pink crepe paper stick on to create a mane and tail (tip: stick the tail on top of the flap you cut earlier, so when you lift the tail the flap opens up.)

Cut the eyes, nose and mouth out of black felt and stick onto the face. Then cover the horn in glue and sprinkle on the glitter.

Now just add some sweets and you have the perfect party game!

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