You correctly read the title...
I. Made. A. Pinata.
(Piñata for you proper folks)
Honestly, I really didn't have much of a choice. My son wanted a Minecraft birthday party this year and NO ONE sells party supplies for it (seriously?). This left me with two choices: buy a random pinata or make one myself. After seeing the pinata that Megan created, I realized that making a Ghast would be an easier wiser choice. Many other characters in the game have a head, arms, legs, etc.; this is just a square, single-color blob with tentacles. Easy enough.
Here's what you'll need:
12x12 cardboard box
To start, tape up the bottom of the box. You need just enough tape to keep the bottom of the box from falling out, with all of that candy. Next, cut off a piece from the lid as shown in the photo below. Set it aside.
Cut out a flap, so that you can drop in the candy later.
Take the strip of cardboard that you previously sliced off and cut it into 3-4 smaller squares. Use one of those pieces and place it on top of the lid, poking two holes through the small square and your lid. You want the holes in between the center of the box lid and the edges of the small square.
Poke two holes through the remaining squares, using the original piece's spacing. Stack the pieces together, position them underneath the box lid and run the zip tie through everything.
Fasten the zip tie and tape the top of the box shut.
Take a sheet of tissue paper, fold and cut off a 2 inch strip. Cut slits all the way across the folded side of your strip.
Glue the strip along the bottom portion of one of the sides.
Continue cutting strips of tissue paper and gluing them, until you've covered the sides and top.
Glue on a few flat sheets of tissue paper to the bottom, to cover up the black print. Then, cut a bunch of tissue paper strips and glue one end on along the bottom, so that they'll hang like little octopus tentacles. Print the photo below, and cut-out the eyes and mouth. Glue them to the front of your pinata.
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