A DIY Piñata Football for your Game Day Celebration

by Tonya Staab
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Need a piñata football for a game day or sports party? We have two easy DIY football piñata tutorials to choose from to make last-minute.

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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.

a DIY football pinata for game day and sports parties.
DIY football piñata for sports parties.

DIY piñata football

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


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


Sketch out a football shape on the piece of cardboard.

how to make a football pinata

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

instructions for making a pinata football

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

step by step instructions for a diy football pinata

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.

how to make a pinata football with crepe paper streamers.

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.

DIY pinata football for game day and sports parties.
DIY piñata football for sports parties.

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.

Football themed Snickers bars.
Football-themed Snickers bars.

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.

Snickers Crisper bar

No brown streamers? No worries. Here’s another football pinata made with tape that 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.

A football pinata made with brown tape

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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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