How to Make a DIY Minecraft Creeper Pinata

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How to Make a DIY Minecraft Creeper Piñata

How to Make a DIY Minecraft Creeper Piñata

Does your child love Minecraft?  Both of my kids do!  My son decided his 6th birthday party theme was going to be Minecraft and I have to admit prior to planning the party my knowledge of Minecraft was definitely limited.  I did what every crazy party planning mama does and took to Pinterest and my favorite party supply site – Oriental Trading Company for inspiration.  I found a picture of a Minecraft Piñata that looked like it would be easy to make but no directions.  I have made Piñatas before and enjoy it so I decided to share how to make a DIY Minecraft Creeper Piñata with you in case you wanted to make one yourself.

Over at Oriental Trading Company I found some awesome Minecraft inspired items to use for prizes in the Piñata – check these out!

I also got these treat bags for the kids to use to put all of their goodies in as they collected them.

Materials Needed

  • Cardboard Box (pick the size that fits your needs)
  • Print out the Minecraft Happy Birthday sign (available here)
  • Crepe paper (green, black and blue)
  • Hot Glue gun/glue sticks
  • Duct Tape
  • Scissors
  • Wire (or something similar) for fashioning a hanger
  • Rope
  • Treats and prizes

How to Make a DIY Minecraft Creeper Piñata

Instructions

  • Cut two small holes in the top of the box
  • Reinforce the box at the top where the hanger will be so the top doesn’t rip out before the box opens – we used a piece of wood
  • Feed the rope through the wood and box (or just the box)
  • Attach a hanger (my husband used a piece of metal) but you could use just the rope
  • Fill the box with treats
  • Use Duct tape and seal the box
  • Plug in the hot glue gun
  • Attach the Minecraft picture on one large side of the box
  • Start unrolling crepe paper
  • Use scissors and create notches on the bottom of the crepe paper roughly 1 inch apart across the entire length (this creates volume and makes the piñata look more like its store bought)
  • Start applying notched crepe paper – I worked from top to bottom (as my piñata was multi colored I did one large side and small side in each color)
  • Apply dabs of hot glue to the box – stick on crepe paper
  • As needed stop and notch more crepe paper
  • Cover the top and bottom of the box with crepe paper as well
  • Create a tail with a few strips of each color of crepe paper
  • Admire your completed piñata
  • Watch as children destroy your hard work gleefully wack the piñata!

These Free Minecraft Printables from Catch My Party are amazing!  I used the water bottle wrappers, cupcake toppers and the Happy Birthday sign.  Whenever you are planning a party make sure you do a Pinterest search to see what you can pull up for free goodies like these <3

My son had an awesome 6th Minecraft themed birthday!

How to Make a DIY Minecraft Creeper Piñata

Check out some of the other fun piñatas I’ve made over the years below:

Everest and Skye Paw Patrol Piñata

Toy Story Space Alien Piñata

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