My summer girl’s birthday is next month and she won’t be home for the first time on her birthday as she will be at a tent camp. Of course we’ll have a blast the next day when she comes home, but I’ve also come up with a surprise for the tent camp. Fortunately, my daughter doesn’t read my blog, so my surprise will certainly not be discovered (if this were a Youtube video things would be different). Lots of sweets fit into the unicorn pinata, which will definitely be fun for the children at the camp :)!
It’s probably not bad at all that I’m not there when the pinata is smashed – I would try to save the unicorn :).
I didn’t find it particularly difficult to make the pinata, even if it is quite elaborate. Many different steps are necessary for the pinata, but the result is a little highlight for every children’s birthday party. I wrote down the instructions for you in great detail, so don’t let the many steps put you off at first!
- white cardboard DIN A2
- 3 x crepe paper in white
- Tissue paper
- Black cardboard
- Glitter cardboard gold
- double-sided tape
Step 1:Draw the outline of a horse in your desired size on cardboard with a pencil (35 x 50 cm is ideal) and cut it out.
Draw the outline of the horse on another piece of cardboard and cut it out as well.
Cut three to four 8 cm wide strips from white cardboard.
Glue the cardboard strips to the unicorn shape with double-sided adhesive tape.
Adjust the cardboard to the curves of the unicorn.
When a strip is over, you can simply stick a new strip on with adhesive tape.
Leave a gap on the horse’s back so that the pinata can be filled later.
Glue the other horse shape to the strips as well.
Now stick another strip of double-sided tape on the pinata so that the crepe paper will hold up well later.
Cut the rolls of crepe paper into approx. 6 cm wide strips, which you then cut to approx. 1 cm below the open edge.
Now you start to stick the crepe garlands on the legs of the unicorn.
Tape the pinata all around with the crepe paper.
Fold several colors of tissue paper and cut them with the scissors.
Stick the fringes with double-sided adhesive tape as a tail and mane on the pinata.
Cut a semicircle out of glitter cardboard and glue it together as a unicorn. Now attach the horn to the unicorn with double-sided adhesive tape.
Cut out two eyes with eyelashes from cardboard and glue them onto the pinata.
Finally you fill the pinata with sweets!
Admittedly, the unicorn pinata was already the professional version! Fortunately, there are pinatas in all imaginable forms, there is something for every taste and level of difficulty! Take a look at Roombeez, Otto’s living magazine, there you will find further instructions for pinatas, e.g. a round balloon pinata with paper mache, which is also great for beginners! And if you are still looking for the right handicraft idea for the children’s birthday, you will also find instructions for a hobby horse, from which you can easily conjure up a unicorn :).
Now the only problem I have left is that I have to hide the pinata for almost a month! I don’t know how it is with you, but my children can practically smell hiding places, even if it’s the very last corner of the shed! By the way, the children’s birthday will have the llama motto, so I already have a few ideas in store that I can show you.