Pinatas are incredible expensive and while being honest, rather boring when bought in-store. I will show you how to make your own custom pinata in just a few hours and for less than $10.
Large Cardboard Boxes (Think packing boxes)
1 or 2 Light-Cardboard Boxes (Think cereal boxes)
Glue (I used Elmer's)
Tissue Paper or Streamers
First disclaimer, my photos start with my "5" pinata and then switch to my pyramid pinata since I wanted to finish my "5" pinata on the Fox Morning Show.
First, draw your design on your thick cardboard. Use the first piece to trace onto your back pieces to ensure that are a consistent size.
Next, cut your thinner cardboard boxes (cereal boxes) into several strips 4 inches wide. You can go wider but I wouldn't suggest going any smaller.
Then, begin to tape your 4" strips onto your think cardboard to build the 3d design.
Next, cut your tissue paper into long 3" strips. If you are using streamer paper, then your work here is done.
Next, cut uniform cuts into your 3" strips. I had a pair of herb sheers that I used, I know it's cheating but I admit that I've never used them in the kitchen.
Starting at the bottom of your pinata, glue one strip at a time onto your pinata. I spaced them out out 1 inch per strip.