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Friday, October 27, 2017

Turn A Traditional Pinata into a Pull String Pinata

When we started planning Teagan's 5th birthday party she requested a Rainbow Unicorn theme as well as a pinata.  I was so excited for the Rainbow Unicorn theme and it turned out perfectly.  Everyone had a great time.  Okay, now back to the pinata.  I am not a fan of pinatas because of the stress of having kids swing a bat or stick around the room so we told Teagan we weren't sure about the whole pinata thing unless we could find a rainbow pull string pinata.  Guess what...couldn't find one.  So...Jeremy decided to get crafty with this pinata. 

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We did find a traditional rainbow pinata so we knew we could work with that.  Jeremy started thinking about how to make this pinata into a pull string pinata.  Another great thing about creating our own pull string pinata was that we could add more strings rather than the normal 12 that come on a pull string pinata from the store.  

Turn A Traditional Pinata into a Pull String Pinata


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Materials Needed:

Traditional Pinata 
Washer or nut bolt 
Duct tape 
Box cutter 
Scotch tape

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Directions:

1.  Cut ribbons at same length.  We cut 24 ribbons.  Two of the 24 ribbons need to be about 2 inches longer than the other ribbons. 

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2.  For our rainbow pinata, there were two bottom areas that we cut into.  Keep in mind that all pinatas do not need two pull tabs.  

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3.  Carefully cut into the pinata using the box cutter creating a tab.  

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4.  Tie one of the longer ribbons onto the washer or nut bolt.  String that ribbon through a small hole in the tab you created.  The washer/nut bolt should be on the inside of the pinata.  

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5.  Using duct tape, place a small square of tape over the washer/nut bolt and ribbon on the inside of the pinata.  

6.  Close the tab and carefully place one piece of scotch tape over the tab to keep it closed.  

7.  Using very small pieces of scotch tape, tape each ribbon individually to the bottom of the pinata.  

8.  Fill the pinata with candy as usual.  

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9.  Have the kids pull the ribbons one by one.  When a kiddo gets the tab ribbon they will pull open the tab and candy will start coming out!  

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This project turned out great and the kids loved it!  Plus the adults didn't have to worry about the kids getting hit in the face with a bat over candy!!   This was our first pinata experience at our birthday parties but now that I know that we can make our own Pull String Pinata we may be having many more!

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Have you ever created a pinata or pull string pinata for your parties?


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5 comments:

  1. I LOVE THIS! This is a great way to enjoy a piñata. I always worry about the kids hitting it. They tend to try and hit it so hard. I love the pull strong. Great idea!

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  2. This is so cool! I have never known about what a pull string pinata is before, and we've never come across one. Now I suddenly remember about Art Attack, the show that taught us a lot of creative artsy stuff.

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  3. What a great idea! I had no idea that pull string pinatas were a thing! So much better than kids taking turns with a bat or stick! This is far safer and EVERYONE gets to pull the strings!

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  4. I know I have seen the pull string pinatas at the stores but have never thought about making one. I am not sure whether my daughter would be big into this idea or not. Although I imagine it's better than hitting one. The last time we did one for my daughter's birthday I think I was lucky to come out alive.

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  5. That's pretty creative! I prefer pull-string pinatas too.

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