Mini Pinatas for Kids


These mini pinatas are such a fun creation for kids! No long sticks are needed to bust these open, no ropes are used to hang them up high- moms and dads will love them too!

Materials Needed:

  • Paper Cups
  • Colorful Napkins or Tissue Paper
  • Tape
  • Ribbon
  • Tape
  • Candy and Small Toys for Filling
  • Rubberband




  1. Begin by poking a small hole in the bottom of each cup and threading a ribbon through. Tie a knot in the ribbon to prevent it from slipping out.
  2. Fill cups with candy or small toys and cover with a piece of tissue paper, using a rubber band to hold it in place.
  3. Cut the napkin or tissue paper in in small strips and then fold each strip in half. Cut slits along the fold and then wrap strips around the cup, using tape to keep them in place. Attach strips all the way up and around the cup.
  4. Tape a piece of ribbon to the tissue paper that is holding all the the goodies in. When it’s time to bust open the piƱata, allow the recipient to pull the taped ribbon, causing the tissue paper to rip and the goodies to come spilling out!



Time to celebrate! I love how versatile these can be- any color or theme you want with anything inside-

who wouldn’t LOVE these at their next party?

Have fun!!!

This post originally published on Somewhat Simple in November 2011 but was updated in August 2014



Megan is a mom to 4 kids who keep her busy, but make life fun. She is the Co-Creator of the site Crazy Domestic, where she used to blog before life handed her a set of twins! She enjoys being creative and can usually be found baking or making something fabulous for her family.

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  1. says

    What a great idea! My daughter just told me that she wants a pinata at her next birthday. The only problem is that her birthday is in March, and around VA it is still winter. These could be done inside, if necessary. I’m definitely going to see if I can make it work! Thanks!!!

  2. Nisha says

    Such a cute idea! My sister’s son recently made a pinata using a shoe box. He made it a football field and it was really hard to break, which was perfect since adults were playing too!

  3. Mormon Market says

    What a fun idea! I bet my little cousins would have a ball making these! Thanks for sharing!