Make a Fourth of July DIY Piñata for Just $3


How to Make a 4th of July DIY Piñata for Just $3! | thegoodstuff

The Fourth of July might look a little different for your family this year, but even if you’re not hosting a big crowd, you can still celebrate with a “bang”—or several bangs, in fact, when you make this $3 DIY piñata. It’s a fun and inexpensive way to give your kids a little outlet for pent-up energy.

The instructions are below, but first—we’ve gathered up the best Fourth of July offers, sales, and coupons and put them in one place so you don’t have to go searching. Here’s where to find some of the season’s best savings. 

Now, the piñata! We found these at the Dollar Store:

  • 2 tissue paper packs in patriotic colors
  • 1 pack of large sweater boxes (contains 2 boxes)

Did you know you can also find Dollar General and Dollar Tree coupons online?

How to Make a 4th of July DIY Piñata for Just $3! | thegoodstuff

Here’s what we had on hand to help make this DIY piñata:

  • Scissors
  • White school glue
  • Hot glue gun
  • String or ribbon

Directions

How to Make a 4th of July DIY Piñata for Just $3! | thegoodstuff

First, unwrap the sweater boxes and tear the box corners apart to flatten out the box.

How to Make a 4th of July DIY Piñata for Just $3! | thegoodstuff

Next, cut off the side flaps of each box. But don’t throw them away, they come into play later.

How to Make a 4th of July DIY Piñata for Just $3! | thegoodstuff

Now glue the edges of the two large, flat sweater boxes together with a hot glue gun. Overlap them by about 2-3 inches. Glue the edges of the other two large flat pieces together, also. Don’t worry about using a ton of glue because it’s going to get smashed to bits eventually.

How to Make a 4th of July DIY Piñata for Just $3! | thegoodstuff

Draw a star (feel free to print out a template) onto each of the newly glued-together pieces and cut the stars out.

How to Make a 4th of July DIY Piñata for Just $3! | thegoodstuff

Draw in some flaps on each side of the star, about 1 inch wide. These will end up on the inside of the piñata, so it’s okay if they’re not perfect. Then cut along the edges and fold along each flap.

How to Make a 4th of July DIY Piñata for Just $3! | thegoodstuff

Now take the side flaps you cut off earlier and glue them all into a long strip — it should be 4 pieces long.

How to Make a 4th of July DIY Piñata for Just $3! | thegoodstuff

Take your two stars with folded flaps and glue the long strip onto the flaps. It helps to start gluing the strip onto one star first, then glue the second star. (Careful with the hot glue.)

How to Make a 4th of July DIY Piñata for Just $3! | thegoodstuff

Continue to glue the strip around the stars, but leave a little space at the end to fill the piñata with candy.

How to Make a 4th of July DIY Piñata for Just $3! | thegoodstuff

Pull a piece of string or ribbon through the top section of the star.

How to Make a 4th of July DIY Piñata for Just $3! | thegoodstuff

Now, take your tissue paper and cut it into long strips, about 3 inches wide. Then cut the strips vertically across the bottom, about 1 inch apart. If you have a little one who is good with scissors this is a great way to get them involved.

How to Make a 4th of July DIY Piñata for Just $3! | thegoodstuff

Starting at the bottom of your star, use your white school glue to glue the tissue paper strips across the bottom. Layer the tissue paper strips going up the star, alternating between red and white stripes, then switch to blue about halfway up the star.

How to Make a 4th of July DIY Piñata for Just $3! | thegoodstuff

Be sure to scrunch each layer as you glue it to give it texture.

How to Make a 4th of July DIY Piñata for Just $3! | thegoodstuff

Repeat the pattern on both sides of the star and along the sides until you have a completed piñata. Stuff it with about two pounds of candy, hang it up and have at it!

How to Make a 4th of July DIY Piñata for Just $3! | thegoodstuff


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