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Make a Bunny-Shaped Easter Piñata

An Easter piñata is a fun and festive way to celebrate this joyful spring holiday! Learn the simple way to make a bunny-shaped piñata, perfect for breaking open at a party.

How to Make a Bunny Piñata
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I know, I know, there are approximately one zillion piñata tutorials on the internet. But this one, friends, has actually been tested.

Because unlike some of those that are out there just for decoration, we actually gave this one to a party full of toddlers and let them beat it with a stick. Because we’re those kind of parents. The ones that make questionable decisions like letting toddlers beat things with sticks.

Sweet Henry wanted one for his birthday party, so we figured out how to make a bunny-shaped Easter piñata!

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How to Make a Bunny Piñata

Supplies You’ll Need

How to Make an Easter Piñata

Make Time: 3 Hours

  1. Cut out two bunny face shapes. We used the mouth of a five gallon bucket to trace a circle onto cardboard, and then freehanded the ears. Cut out one face first, then trace that one onto more cardboard and cut it out. This ensures that both sides of the piñata are symmetrical. Poke a hole through the top of each face piece so that you have a place to insert a rope for hanging the piñata.
  2. Cut 4″ strips of cardboard for the edge of the piñata. Start by fitting them around one face piece, bending and molding them to the shape of the face. Then begin affixing them together with strips of masking tape placed around the area where the edges meet. For this step, we definitely recommend masking tape as opposed to packing tape or something similar; otherwise the piñata may be too hard for the kiddos to bust apart.
  3. Affix the other face piece in the same way so that you have a completed piñata shape. We left a flap open on the top of one ear to be able to put candy and toys inside. Leave this flap untaped but able to tuck under the other side of the ear so that it looks closed.
  4. Start to create fringe on your crepe paper or tissue paper. If you’re using tissue paper, you’ll need to cut it into strips first. Fold the strips accordion-style and use scissors to cut fringe on one side of the tissue paper, about halfway up the height of the paper. Then unfold and you should have a long strand of fringe.
  5. Start covering your piñata! Start placing fringe at the bottom and work your way upward. Place a line of glue stick or glue dots down, adhere a row of fringe to it, and trim the ends so that they’re even with the edges of the piñata. We recommend doing the sides first and then the front and back. Continue working your way up with rows until it’s completely covered.
  6. Add the face! Cut pink ears and glue them on the ear areas. Then two little black eyes. Use a tan oval for the mouth and cut a black nose, smile, and whiskers. Glue all these on with glue dots or glue stick.
  7. Fill with candy and toys via the flap in the ear and insert a rope through the holes in the upper head. Tie the rope at the top, toss one end over a tree limb, and let the kids go for it!
How to Make a Bunny Piñata
How to Make a Bunny Piñata
How to Make a Bunny Piñata
How to Make a Bunny Piñata
How to Make a Bunny Piñata

Filler Ideas for an Easter Piñata

Fill your piñata with Easter favorites! Here are a few ideas to get you thinking:

  • plastic eggs filled with candy
  • LEGO minifigures
  • bouncy balls
  • individually wrapped candy
  • dollar store party favors
  • dollar bills
  • pencils

It’s a great idea to give each child a bag with their name on it for collecting their goodies once the piñata pops open. Have fun! xoxo

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How to Make a Bunny Piñata

Make an Easter Piñata

Yield: Easter Pinata
Active Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours
Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $30

An Easter piñata is a fun and festive way to celebrate this joyful spring holiday! Learn the simple way to make a bunny-shaped piñata, perfect for breaking open at a party.

Materials

  • Cardboard
  • Masking Tape
  • White crepe paper or tissue paper
  • Glue sticks
  • Cardstock in pink, beige, and black

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Cut out two bunny face shapes. We used the mouth of a five gallon bucket to trace a circle onto cardboard, and then freehanded the ears. Cut out one face first, then trace that one onto more cardboard and cut it out. This ensures that both sides of the piñata are symmetrical. Poke a hole through the top of each face piece so that you have a place to insert a rope for hanging the piñata.
  2. Cut 4" strips of cardboard for the edge of the piñata. Start by fitting them around one face piece, bending and molding them to the shape of the face. Then begin affixing them together with strips of masking tape placed around the area where the edges meet. For this step, we definitely recommend masking tape as opposed to packing tape or something similar; otherwise the piñata may be too hard for the kiddos to bust apart.
  3. Affix the other face piece in the same way so that you have a completed piñata shape. We left a flap open on the top of one ear to be able to put candy and toys inside. Leave this flap untaped but able to tuck under the other side of the ear so that it looks closed.
  4. Start to create fringe on your crepe paper or tissue paper. If you're using tissue paper, you'll need to cut it into strips first. Fold the strips accordion-style and use scissors to cut fringe on one side of the tissue paper, about halfway up the height of the paper. Then unfold and you should have a long strand of fringe.
  5. Start covering your piñata! Start placing fringe at the bottom and work your way upward. Place a line of glue stick or glue dots down, adhere a row of fringe to it, and trim the ends so that they're even with the edges of the piñata. We recommend doing the sides first and then the front and back. Continue working your way up with rows until it's completely covered.
  6. Add the face! Cut pink ears and glue them on the ear areas. Then two little black eyes. Use a tan oval for the mouth and cut a black nose, smile, and whiskers. Glue all these on with glue dots or glue stick.
  7. Fill with candy and toys via the flap in the ear and insert a rope through the holes in the upper head. Tie the rope at the top, toss one end over a tree limb, and let the kids go for it!

Notes

Fill your piñata with Easter favorites! Here are a few ideas to get you thinking:

plastic eggs filled with candy

  • LEGO minifigures
  • bouncy balls
  • individually wrapped candy
  • dollar store party favors
  • dollar bills
  • pencils

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