How to Make a Minion Pinata

3 years ago

I was NOT wanting to do a Despicable Me party so I was seriously trying to talk my son out of a Despicable Me Theme birthday party because I could not think of any ideas for decorations except a million minions!!! However when I finally sat to plan out my party details with my handy Party Planning Printable I was able to come up with many, many Despicable Me ideas and can’t wait to make them all and show them off!


What you Need:

- Cardboard box

- Packaging tape

- Bungee

- Yellow, White and Blue Tissue paper

- Black Plastic Tablecloth


All of these items can be found at Dollar Tree for $4 total. The cardboard box you can ask if they have any boxes they are getting rid off. You can find boxes at gas stations. Any medium size box will do.


How to Make:

The Base of a Minion Pinata.

1. Take your cardboard box and cut the side so it will lay flat. Go from one side and roll it into a tight overlapping circle. Unroll and do the same from the other end.

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2. Tape your box at desired width both inside and outside.

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3. Secure the bottom by taping it down inside and outside.

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4. Curve the tops of the box and tape into place leaving an area so you can fill it with pinata goodies. I used plastic baggies about halfway added the goodies and then added more plastic bags to the top and help shaped the head area.

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5. Close off the top by adding the bungee looped thru a piece of cardboard and attached using tape. Make sure to completely secure the loop.

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To Decorate the Minion Pinata.

6. Take white tissue paper and cover the entire Pinata and tape it down. This helps allow the yellow to pop out. Otherwise the yellow will look brownish from the cardboard.

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7. Take the yellow tissue paper and wrap the pinata. I used double sided tape to secure it all down.

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8. Cut the Blue tissue paper to make it look like a pair of overalls. Include the straps. Secure it on the pinata with tape.

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9. Cut a black strip from the plastic tablecloth to fit around the head area for the glasses band. Secure with tape. Cut a halfway U shape out of the black plastic table cloth for the mouth and adhere it to the pinata.

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10. Take some cardboard 3/4 in with by 10 -12 inches long and make 2 circles and tape together. These are the goggles. Cover them with grey or silver tissue paper or duck tape.

11. Next cut out 2 cardboard circles that fit just inside your goggles and cover those with white tissue paper.

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12. Cut a slightly smaller set of circles from the cardboard, these can remain brown.

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13. Cut a set of circles from either black cardstock, construction paper of the black plastic tablecloth. These are the eyes.

14. Put your eyes together the white is the base, then brown and then black. Adjust them accordingly to your desired look.

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15. Add the blue pocket to the front of the overalls. Use a piece of cardboard and cut out your pocket shape. I added a few pieces of the plastic table clothe and taped it down. The add the blue over the pocket shape and tape down. Take a blue marker and make your stitches marks, you can also use yellow but it may not show up very well. Adhere the pocket to the pinata. Did you notice mine is upside down!!! I have changed it for the final picture!!!

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16. Add buttons to your overalls. You can use real buttons if you have them. I cut out a set of cardboard circles and covered them with black plastic table cloth and secured them with tape to the pinata.

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That is it! You are done!

The total cost for me was FREE having done several theme parties, I already had everything on hand, I save colored tissue paper, plastic table cloths, and any paper to reuse for future parties. The only thing I am constantly buying is packaging tape!!!!

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