Abominable Movie Party Mini Pull-String Piñata

by Tonya Staab
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Hosting an Abominable movie watching party this winter? You’ll love these fun ideas inspired by our favorite yeti, Everest.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

The #1 Original Animated Movie of the Year, Abominable, is now available on Digital, and Blu-ray/DVD on December 17. It comes to you from the studio that brought you How To Train Your Dragon and contains an hour of bonus content, including two original shorts. Abominable is the perfect stocking stuffer this holiday season.

After discovering a Yeti, named Everest, on the roof of her apartment building, teenage Yi and her two friends embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family. On the journey of their lifetimes, Everest helps Yi, Jin, and Peng unlock inner bravery they didn’t know they had. And as they travel across China to return the magical creature to his home, Everest will help them discover where they truly belong, too.

handmade yeti pinata inspired by the Abominable movie.
Handmade Abominable pinata.

Abominable movie night

These mini pull-string Everest piñatas are the perfect addition to movie night, a yeti-themed party, or just for some indoor fun on a snow day this winter.

Supplies to make Everest mini pull-string piñatas

  • Cardboard box
  • White crepe paper streamers
  • Glue stick
  • Packaging tape (clear)
  • Scissors
  • Card stock – grey, black, white, and blue
  • Curling ribbon
  • The Abominable printable template (download here)

Instructions to make Everest piñatas

The first step is to download the Abominable printable template I’ve made for you. Print it, and then cut out all of the pieces.

instructions to make a yet pinata

Trace around each piece on the cardboard, and then cut those out as well. Note: I made two piñatas.

Cut out extra strips of cardboard that are approximately three inches wide. They will wrap around the outside of the main body pieces. It doesn’t matter if they are too short because you can join them together.

cardboard cut into strips

Using strips of packaging tape attach the main body pieces together in a box shape (see below).

the shaping of a cardboard pinata

Cut a flap in the box (I did this one in the back) to pop the movie treats inside.

a flap cut into cardboard for a pinata

Beginning with the side panels, cut thin strips of crepe paper streamers, and then cut a fringe into each. Attach them to the pinata using a glue stick.

crepe paper fringing cut into strips for a pinata

Repeat on the backside of the piñata, taking care to ensure the flap will still open and close.

crepe paper stuck on a cardboard pinata

Now follow the same steps to do the front, working from the bottom towards the top. When you get to the space where the face will go reverse your crepe paper so that the fringing goes in the opposite direction.

instructions for making a pinata

Now, attach the cardboard face, legs, and ears to the front.

cardboard pinata instructions

You’ll do the same fringing on the legs, but then add details for the face, ears, and toes using the card stock.

yeti cardboard pinata instructions

Once you’ve completed the front, you can add the back feet to the back of the pinata, and then punch a hole into the flap and add curling ribbon to easily open and close the flap.

pull string pinata instructions

Fill your mini pull-string Everest piñata with lots of yummy movie-watching treats and curl up to watch the movie.

yeti pinata and yeti stuffed toy

Abominable ugly sweater

Looking for another fun Abominable craft to make for your holiday party this year? Check out my Abominable ugly sweater tutorial over at Make and Takes.

Abominable ugly sweater diy
Handmade Abominable ugly sweater.

Tip: I found the navy blue sweater with white spots (that look like snow falling in the starry sky) at Target for $19.99.

Watch the Abominable trailer below, and don’t forget to get your own copy of Abominable, now on Digital, and on Blu-ray & DVD December 17th!

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