A DIY Football Piñata for your Game Day Celebration

by Tonya Staab

Need a football piñata for game day or a sports party? This easy handmade football piñata tutorial will have you making one at home in no time at all. 

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Are you gearing up for a big game day celebration with family, friends, and neighbors?

I’m sharing a fun DIY football piñata tutorial today that’s sure to be a hit at your party.

I make all of my own piñatas for parties. They are so easy, one-of-a-kind, and who doesn’t love a piñata?

What you need

  • cardboard
  • tape
  • crepe paper streamers – brown and white
  • glue
  • box cutter and scissors

How to make a football piñata

Sketch out a football shape on the piece of cardboard.

Cut out two matching pieces, and a couple of strips of cardboard approximately 2.5-3 inches wide.

Using small pieces of tape, tape the long strips onto the top and bottom of the football until it creates an enclosed box.

Cut a small flap into the top of one of the sides of the football with the box cutter. This allows you to fill your piñata with candy.

Cut strips of crepe paper streamers, cutting a fringe into each strip, and then glue it onto the  piñata, starting at the bottom and working your way up.

Once you’ve finished with the brown, cut a few white strips to make the stitching on the front of the piñata, and glue those into place too.

Filled your piñata with football themed SNICKERS® bars and SNICKERS® Crisper, along with football bouncy balls, stickers, tattoos, balloons, whistles, crazy gear to wear during your party … the possibilities are endless.

CVS can be a one-stop shop for game day. Purchase your football-themed SNICKERS® bars and SNICKERS® Crispers, along with other fun items to fill your game day celebration piñata. Download a coupon to purchase SNICKERS® bars right here.

No brown streamers? No worries. Here’s another football pinata I made over at Jo-Lynne Shane’s blog a few years ago using Duck Tape and there are even more great ideas on what to fill it with.

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1 comment

Samantha K October 12, 2016 - 9:15 am

This is an awesome pinata! I never thought to make my own! (client)


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