Valentine's Day Craft: DIY Fringed Heart Pinata
Whether you use it for a game or for decoration, this loved-themed pinata is sure to be a smash hit.
Get ready for a Valentine's Day game that's fun and rewarding. Easily create a custom pinata using card stock, tissue paper, adhesive and, of course, candy. Before you know it, you'll be creating one-of-a-kind pinata masterpieces for any occasion.
- bag of candy
- card stock
- tissue paper
- glue tape
- hot glue gun + sticks
- fringe scissors
Fold a piece of card stock in half, and use scissors to cut a half-heart shape along the folded edge of the paper. Unfold the card stock and trim if needed (Image 1). On another piece of card stock, use the first heart as a template to trace an identical one and cut it out (Images 2 and 3).
Cut Sides of the Heart
Cut 2"-3" wide strips of the same card stock to make up the sides of the pinata.
Using tape, attach the strips of paper to the edge of one of the paper hearts (Image 1). Continue adding strips all the way around the edge (Image 2). Attach the second heart on top, leaving a small section open so you'll be able to insert candy (Image 3).
Cut strips of tissue paper with fringe scissors, leaving about a half-inch uncut at the top (Image 1). Starting at the bottom of the heart, use a glue tape roller to attach the fringe to the heart. Continue adding the fringe, layering as you go (Image 2). Repeat this process on the other side. Finally, trim the edges for a neater look (Image 3).
Fill With Candy
Fill the heart with candy and seal up the opening using a hot glue gun (Images 1 and 2).
Cover the Sides
Use a few strips of tissue paper and tape to cover the sides of the heart.
Punch a hole on the backside and loop a piece of twine through to hang. Let the game begin!
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