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How to Make a Lego Piñata

For LM's Lego Party, I decided to make a Lego Piñata!
I'm all about simple, and this Piñata is about as simple as they come.
It was a smashing success. :)
Check it out!

  • Cardboard box (I used an old diaper box)
  • Rope
  • Piece of wood, or a stick
  • Lots of Candy!!
  • Wrapping Paper in one single color
  • Scotch tape
  • Packing tape
  • 4 Styrofoam cups
  • Cardstock or paper to match the wrapping paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to Make a LEGO Piñata!

1. Put a small hole at the top of the box so your rope can go through. 

2. On the inside of the box, tie the end of the rope to a piece of wood or stick. This will help secure the rope so the Piñata won't fall off when you hang it up. :)

3. Fill the box with candy and tape it shut.

4. Wrap your box like a present with the wrapping paper.

5. When you get to the hole with the rope, cut the paper to go around it. Then use some packing tape to secure the hole so it won't rip. :)

6. Next, cut the tops off of 4 styrofoam cups. Glue these onto the front of your box:

7. Cut out 4 circles that are slightly bigger than the cups. Glue these onto the cups:

There you have it!
Your very own awesome Piñata!

 This was a big hit at LM's party!
I'm pretty sure a giant lego filled with goodies is every boys' dream. :)



Anonymous said…
very nice piñata! thanks for sharing.
I have one question though.
How do I ensure that kids (4-5 yrs olds) would be able to break the box for candies to fall out? Thanks! I am wanting to make same piñata for my sons birthday party!
L. E. Kelly said…
Thanks for the tutorial! One question, though -- was it easy to smash open? I'm worried that using a cardboard box will make it too difficult for little ones to get the goods out. ;)
Love the idea. May be tricky for the little ones to open? but the little teens would love this pinata! Maybe candy and some cheap legos figurines? May be named so everyone get one? Just ideas

Anonymous said…
I am also wanting to make this for my son's birthday but have the same concern about how easy it is to smash open?
Jennifer said…
To make it easier to open, I cut the box into pieces and taped it back together (but not too well). That way it'll break easily on the sides, and the wrapping paper covers the box, so you can't tell it's cut.
Anonymous said…
I made this pinata for my son's 5th birthday and they could NOT bust it open. It definitely was quick and easy to put together, but we had to have an adult break it in the end.
Anonymous said…
Fun craft !! I am planning to make mine out of square Kleenex boxes. The craft is for a Preschool story time I facilitate. Thank you for the idea !

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