I cannot get over how cute I think Mother’s animal cookies are! I have some serious plans featuring these sweet little treats and first off is this bright and happy pinata!
Tissue paper in the following colors: bright pink, white, yellow, orange, blue, purple and green
X-acto knife or scissors
Pinata fillings (candy and small toys)
First download the template here:
Print it out, cut around the lines and set it out on your cardboard, matching the lines up to form your lion.
Trace around it then, using your X-acto knife or scissors, cut your lion out.
Now trace this onto another piece of cardboard and cut that out. Also cut out a bunch of strips from the cardboard. Mine are about 2.5 inches wide.
Begin taping these to one of your sides, bending it to fit around the curves.
Either fill it with your goodies once you’ve finished one side:
Or leave a flap that you can tuck under and pull out when you’re ready to fill it:
Now cut your fringe, I did mine pretty thickly to achieve the look I wanted.
Using a glue stick, attach fringe to cardboard. Start on the edges, trimming to fit when you’re done then moving on to the front.
Now trim around the edges and do the other side.
Cut circles from all your colors of tissue paper.
Place these where you’d like them to go and then affix with glue.
I attached a string by poking a hole through the cardboard and threading bakers twine through it.
This is super awesome. I love animal crackers and especially love it when candy comes out of them!!
Oh thank you Greg!! I’m not sure I’ve even seen you eat an animal cookie though (although they are delicious)!