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When I was growing up, my mom would usually make us pinatas for our birthday parties. I wanted to make one for my children to enjoy, so I looked around for inspiration. I ended up using this tutorial as a guide.
I liked the rainbow shape because it is fairly basic. This would be a fun pinata for a rainbow themed birthday party or for a St. Patrick's day party. It does take a while to make, but it is a lot less expensive than buying one, and you can do it while watching TV.
Here's how I made it.
Tape the bent strips along one of the rainbow pieces.
Do the same for the other rainbow, so that you have a 3D shape. I cut out two squares for the bottom openings. I taped one square to the pinata, but left the other one off so that I could add candy later.
I used white tissue paper to cover the entire thing.
Then I cut tissue paper in strips and attached it to the pinata one row at a time.
Make sure to overlap the layers. When you're done, add the candy and then cover the other square of cardboard and tape it on.
That's it! This was a big hit, so even though it took a lot of work, I was really glad I made it.