Elephant pinata mini tutorial- Look what I made

03/30/2011 11:02 am · 2 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

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Thanks to Get Your Crap Together for passing along this thrifty tutorial on how to make an adorable Elephant pinata.  She did a fabulous job, and it is almost too cute to beat up to get the candy inside.  If you would like to be a featured guest post on Look What I Made , watch for our weekly post each Tuesday called A Thrifty online craft fair, link up and you may be selected for our weekly feature post.

So we are having a party!! My little man is turning 1!!!! I can’t believe it. Time flies. So for his party we are having a circus! (No silly, not a real circus.) I wanted a piñata because we are going to have like 14 children there and although a 1 year old may not be able to hit a piñata a 7 year old can. Have you priced these babies lately? Ridiculous! So I figured I could make my own. You’ll need:
1 large round balloon
Newspaper
Flour & Water
About 10 grocery sacks
Elmers Glue
Hot glue gun
4 disposable cups
cardboard
colored paper
I’m calling this a “mini” tutorial because I skipped the first few steps. I think you can figure out how to make paper-mache. Right? Flour, water and newspaper? So cover up that balloon of yours and let it dry.

This is mine. Isn’t it a beauty!!

Next, make your ears and nose out of cardboard. Hot glue them to your paper body. Hot glue your elephant legs on as well.

Next, take your garbage sacks and cut them into small squares. Like 2 x 2 inches. Glue these on in sections to your body.
Next, take colored paper and cover your ears, nose, and legs. Make eyes as well and glue those on.

Now you’ve got a beautiful elephant piñata for….FREE!!!!
The most time consuming part was putting on the grocery sacks. However, it wasn’t too bad. Just use a lot of glue. That is the key. Isn’t he cute!

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Maxine
Maxine

I love this! I need a duckie one.....I'm gonna try and get crafy too-you have given me to motivation

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