DIY Handheld Easter Egg Piñatas

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I’m so excited about these cute little piñatas! Every person can have their own and they even break open in your hands to reveal the treats inside!

Supplies:

  • Tissue paper
  • Empty cereal boxes
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Tape
  • Seam ripper
  • Candy/small toys (pinata fillings!)
  • Shredding/stuffing

Cut up a cereal box

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Here is an egg shape that you can print out and use:

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Basically you just want an egg shape that is about 3.75″ long and 2.5″ wide.

Cut that out and trace it on to the front and back of your cereal box.

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I used a standard size box and got 8 eggs to fit on the front but only did 6 on the back, you want to leave some space to use for the siding.

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Cut them all out

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draw a line down the center of the two sides of the box and cut along it

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Divide whats left of the back of the box into three even sections and cut that as well.

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Place a small piece of cardboard underneath two egg shapes and use something small, round and sharp (I used a seam ripper) to poke holes through them in a straight line down the middle, creating a perforation.

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Match up the side to the egg shape and perforate across it so it lines up with the perforation on the egg shapes. Only do this on one side.

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Now begin taping the side to one egg shape.

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Go around the whole egg but don’t tape over any of your perforations.

Now is the time to fill your egg with goodies!

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Attach the other side.

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Cut the very edges where your perforations meet.

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Gather your tissue paper

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Fold it up a few times and cut one strip about 4″ wide and another 1″ wide

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Fold down the top about 3/4″ and cut, keep repeating till the strips are all cut up.

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Then fringe cut each fold of paper.

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On the bottom of your egg, glue a little square of tissue paper to hide the box there.

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Apply glue to box and attach some fringe.

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Continue to apply up the whole side, mixing patterns if you like.

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Now do the other side and the front.

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Trim the front.

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You’re done!

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Hand them out to everyone (or make them hunt for em!) and instruct them to hold on to both ends and bend.

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They should bust right along the perforated line and stay in tact on the side that we didn’t perforate.

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Wahoo!!

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I hope you and your guests love these little piñatas as much as we did!

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4 Comments on DIY Handheld Easter Egg Piñatas

  1. Tawnya
    April 15, 2014 at 6:20 am (3 months ago)

    This is a wonderful idea and I can see it working for any holiday. Mini heart, pumpkin and Christmas tree pinatas. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Reply
  2. Machelle
    April 15, 2014 at 3:50 pm (3 months ago)

    I know! We’ll probably go wild and do many, many versions of these little guys, they’re just so much fun! Thanks Tawnya!

    Reply
  3. Cassi
    April 15, 2014 at 11:13 pm (3 months ago)

    I love these! I think they would be almost as much fun to make and fill as they would be to crack open! I’ll be sharing your idea soon on The Crafty Crow :)

    Reply
    • Malissa
      April 16, 2014 at 11:13 am (3 months ago)

      Thank you so much Cassi! Absolutely honored to be featured on The Crafty Crow- we adore that site!!

      Reply

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