Learn how to make a Minecraft Pinata out of brown paper grocery bags! This easy diy minecraft pinata will be the hit of your next party!
I have made lots and lots of pinatas before so when my boys wanted me to make a Minecraft pinata for their birthday party I agreed. Of course, I wasn’t thinking about the fact that everything on Minecraft is square.
I have always made my pinatas out of balloons, so I had to get a little creative when thinking about how to make a “square” pinata. I decided to use brown paper grocery sacks.
This easy diy Minecraft pinata turned out so cool!
It wasn’t hard at all. I just had to get creative and think outside the box.
Plus, this DIY Minecraft pinata was very inexpensive to make. I was able to get the brown paper bags for free at my grocery store.
What you need to make a Minecraft Pinata:
- 2 grocery brown paper bags
- strip of cardboard
- wire (or weed-eater line works great)
- newspapers (cut into strips)
- Flour and water
- Tissue paper (or crepe paper) and construction paper for decoration
How to make a Minecraft pinata:
Step 1: Secure the Handle
On the inside of one of the bags, I cut a thin piece of wood paneling to fit inside the base of the bag. However, you could just use a piece of cardboard to add stability with masking tape.
Next, I strung thin plastic wire through holes in the paneling as well as through the bag. We tend to have a problem with our pinatas getting too heavy so I was worried about the handle breaking (which happens almost every time).
This little contraption worked great!
Step 2: Add a second Paper Bag to make a whole pinata.
Once the handle was all set, I slid another grocery sack inside the first one to make a cube. Ok, well not a cube exactly, but this was more square than a balloon so my kids were happy.
Step 3: Cover with Paper Mache
First, make sure you have enough work area.
I then just went to town and covered my bags with paper mache. For the paper mache, I started with about 1 cup of flour and added enough water until I had a fairly thin mixture – not as thin as water, but not as thick as pancake batter.
Then I tore newspaper into 2 inch strips, dipped them through the mixture and stuck them to the bag.
Once I had the bags covered completely, I let it dry for about 24 hours and then covered it all again.
After the second coat dried for 24 hours I had a nice firm exterior.
Step 4: Decorate!
Since my boys wanted a Creeper pinata, I then just added green tissue paper, again using the flour mixture. Since tissue paper is quite a bit thinner than newspaper, I used a sponge brush to brush the flour mixture on the pinata and then stuck the tissue paper to it.
Once that was dried, I simply glued the Creeper face on using black construction paper.
Step 5: Add the Candy!
I cut a small hole in the back of the pinata so I could easily add the candy. I like to buy the big bags of candy on Amazon to fill the pinata inexpensively.
Another idea is to add small Minecraft favors or trinkets to the pinata. I spotted bracelets, sunglasses, plushies and more.
I like to mix candy and trinkets so that they don’t get too much candy.
Your Minecraft birthday party is sure to be a success!
The kids will have a blast getting into this pinata. You can easily use this for party favors.
Let each child have a turn and everyone can get the goodies inside. It also doubles as a fun activity for the kids to do. Yeah!
It really easy THAT easy to make a Minecraft Pinata!
Now, I made a second pinata, but for some crazy reason I have NO pictures of it! 🙁 Anyway, I used the same process, but I covered it in white instead of green because my boys wanted a ghast (sp?).
I made the face out of construction paper and then attached white strips of tissue paper to the bottom of the pinata. Here is what a ghast looks like, so you have an idea of what I’m talking about.
So… are you going to try to make a minecraft pintata?
It is so much fun and the kids will be so excited. Making a pinata is easy! Let the kids help and you will make great memories.
The kids will look back and remember the time spent making these fun party decorations. That is priceless! So fun!
Find more Minecraft birthday party ideas:
You might like these Minecraft decorations to add to the party:
One tip to save on party supplies is to mix in solid color items. For example, maybe you want to buy minecraft plates.
Mix in solid color napkins instead of buying minecraft napkins. Or vice versa. You will save a ton of money and still get the same impact.
No one will even notice and the savings will really add up. I do this all the time at parties.
Try one of these Minecraft cakes for your next Minecraft birthday party:
- Minecraft Cake Pops
- How to make this Cake Block Minecraft Birthday Cake
- Minecraft Birthday Cake – How to make this Minecraft Birthday Grass Block Cake
Now that you know how to make a pinata, try some of these others for your next party!
Once you make one, it’s so easy and fun. You will save a ton from buying these at the store.
I think they are much cuter too! Come back and share how your pinata turned out.
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Thank you so much for this, it’s such a fab idea, so effective but yet simple. Very well done!!
Made this last week for my 6 year olds minecraft birthday party. The kids loved it!!! Thanks for helping me not break the bank on a premade piñata!