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.

January 19, 2021
Valentine's Day Craft

Valentine's Day Craft: DIY Fringed Heart Pinata

Perfect for the kids to help craft, this loved-themed pinata is sure to be a smash hit.

Photo by: Ellen Foord

Ellen Foord

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.

Materials Needed

  • bag of candy
  • card stock
  • tissue paper
  • twine
  • glue tape
  • tape
  • hot glue gun + sticks
  • scissors
  • fringe scissors

Create Hearts

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.

Cut Paper Strips

DIY Fringed Valentine Heart Pinata: Cut Paper Strips

Next, cut 2-3" strips of the same card stock to make up the sides of the pinata.

Photo by: Ellen Foord

Ellen Foord

Assemble Heart

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).

Add Fringe

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.

Cover the Sides

DIY Fringed Valentine Heart Pinata: Cover the Sides

Use a few strips of tissue paper and tape to cover the sides.

Photo by: Ellen Foord

Ellen Foord

Hang

Punch a hole on the backside and loop a piece of twine through to hang. Let the game begin!

Valentine's Day Craft

Valentine's Day Craft: DIY Fringed Heart Pinata

Perfect for the kids to help craft, this loved-themed pinata is sure to be a smash hit.

Photo by: Ellen Foord

Ellen Foord

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