Make a DIY LEGO Joker Piñata For Your Next Batman Party

by Tonya Staab
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Help Batman defeat The Joker with this handmade LEGO Joker pinata tutorial. It will be a big hit at your next Batman or Joker party.

Disclosure: The post has been sponsored by Warner Bros. Pictures.

In the spirit of the LEGO Batman movie being released shortly, we are going to help Batman defeat the Joker. I’ve created this fun piñata, perfect for your next Batman party or Joker party.

A handmade Joker pinata for a Joker party
A DIY Joker piñata for a Batman or Joker party.

DIY Joker pinata

My piñata stands about 34 inches high, and the best part, it costs about $5 to make, as long as you have glue and tape at home. You might even have the cardboard box and crepe paper streamers too which will make it a very cheap project.

Supplies

  • 1 large cardboard box
  • Crepe paper streamers in purple, orange, green, white – I added two shades of purple and green, but that’s optional
  • Glue, scissors, clear packaging tape, and printout the image below (resize as needed).
  • Zip tie (for hanging the pinata)
  • Download and print this LEGO Joker image (for adding the facial features to your pinata). Note: This may need to be re-sized.

Tip: You can find images of LEGO Minifigures by searching online. Print the image, then cut into squares and re-size if you want a large pinata. Alternatively, you can take it to a stationery store and have them enlarge it onto poster paper for you.

Instructions

Begin by sketching a LEGO man on a piece of cardboard. You will want it to be quite thick, like a packing box, and large enough to cut out two identical pieces.

supplies needed to make a joker pinata
Supplies needed to make a Joker pinata
Cardboard cut into the shape of a LEGO man
LEGO man cardboard cut-out for a pinata

Cut strips of cardboard approximately 4 inches wide, and begin taping them around the outside of one LEGO man cutout.

instructions for making a joker pinata
instructions for making a LEGO man pinata

Once you’ve made it all the way around, place the other LEGO man on top, and repeat.

how to make a lego pinata

Next, you are going to cover The Joker in crepe paper streamers. Measure and cut strips, working your way up from the base on all sides, front, and back. It might help to sketch with a pencil where you need the colors to change.

how to add crepe paper to a homemade pinata

Now, download and print this template of The Joker.

You will want to adjust the size of the face, depending on how big (or small) you make your piñata.

a printable LEGO Joker face

Once you’ve finished adding white crepe paper streamers to the head, cut out the facial features and glue them into place.

Joker pinata
A homemade LEGO Joker pinata.

Poke 2 holes in the top of the head, and thread a zip tie through for hanging.

And there you have it, the perfect way to help Batman defeat The Joker.

TIP: Fill your piñata with brick candies, LEGO bricks, balloons, and assorted LEGO merchandise

LEGO Batman minifigure
A LEGO Batman minifigure
LEGO Joker and LEGO Batman minifigures
LEGO Joker and LEGO Batman minifigures.
LEGO Joker minifigure
The LEGO Joker minifigure.

About the LEGO Batman movie

The LEGO Batman Movie is arriving in theaters on February 10. In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others, and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up. 

The kids and I are so excited to be attending an advance screening next week and will be sure to let you know what we think.

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1 comment

Theresa L Munyan March 15, 2018 - 9:32 pm

How did you do his hair?

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