Hometalk Challenge: Upcycled Kleenex Into Unicorn Piñata
The challenge this week was to repurpose a Kleenex box into something new and it seemed like the perfect thing to form a piñata around! Well, my oldest daughter turns 5 in a few weeks and a pinata would be perfect for her party. She's really into unicorns so I thought that would be a fun project.
Here are the 'ingredients' for this project: a Kleenex box, toilet paper rolls, hot dog papers left over from 4th of July, tissue paper left over from Christmas, fishing wire, and a bag of lollipops. I also used a large piece of foam that was a packing material for a delivery a few weeks ago. I hung onto it to use it in a craft. I think cardboard would have worked even better though. Additionally, there are the usual supplies: glue, scissors, ruler, etc.
I drew a horse shaped outline to go around my Kleenex box on the foam. I cut it out and used the first piece to draw and cut a second piece for the other side.
Then I took the kleenex box, filled it with candy, and sewed some cris-cross fishing wire through to keep it contained.
Then, glued the Kleenex box to the foam sides.
Next, I used my hot dog papers to form a shell around my horse body. They are light weight and will crumple nicely as the kids whack away at the piñata.
Next, I used tissue paper and cut it up into little pieces. Then I guess these chunks of tissue all over the piñata.
I took a toilet paper roll, cut it down and glued it into a cone shape. I wrapped it in gold tissue paper and glued it to my piñata to form the horn
Next I added my eye, hair for the mane, and hair for the tail. Eye was black marker on cardboard, hair was more gold tissue paper.
Finally, I gave the unicorn a trim and the project was completed. I hope my daughter thinks it's awesome when she sees it at her birthday party. What do you think?
- Kleenex box, candy, toilet paper rolls, tissue paper, clear fishing wire, styrofoam, glue, scissors (All from random holiday left overs)
Published September 24th, 2017 7:00 PM
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