Are you still planning fun Halloween celebrations? Well, I’m back with a new tutorial from our Halloween Harry Potter LEGO party.

Today I’m showing you how to make a fun owl piñata.

DIY owl pinata #spookycelebrations #cbias #shop

The design for this piñata was inspired by the invitations we had sent out for the party.

What you need:

  • 1-2 tri-fold boards (depending on the size of piñata and the size of tri-fold board)
  • tape
  • crepe paper streamers
  • paper bag
  • glitter card stock
  • zip tie
  • rope
  • stick
  • X-ACTO knife and scissors
  • glue – I used my glue gun, but school glue works just as well, it just takes longer to dry.
  • piñata filling (see below for more details)

Begin by sketching the main front piece for your piñata onto the tri-fold board. Cut it out and use it as a template to sketch the back side too.

diy pinata
Cut the remainder of the tri-fold board into long strips approximately 3.5 inches wide.

Using tape attach the long strips to the front and back pieces of the piñata, bending it as you go.

diy pinata
Cut a small flap into the top of the assembled piñata for adding the candy.

Cut strips of crepe paper and paper bags and layer them all around the piñata, attaching them with glue. I like to start with the bottom of the piñata and work my way up.

Cut facial features for the owl out of the glitter card stock and attach.

diy owl pinata
Make a small slit on either side of the top of the piñata where the flap is and once the piñata is filled insert a zip tie and pull it tight. This will not only stop candy from falling out as the piñata is flying around being hit, but also allows you to tie a rope to the piñata for hanging.

Harry Potter LEGO party owl pinata
Now I want to share what we filled our piñata with.

  • Mars Variety Packs – 230 piece mixed miniatures and 55 piece mixed fun size (available at Walmart), we used about half of each bag.
  • Lollipops – For children with food allergies (of which we did have a couple at the party)
  • LEGO – I purchased bags of witches brooms, rats, spiders, snakes and owls on-line.

harry potter lego party pinata
lego party pinata

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    1 comment

    Amy November 3, 2013 - 4:01 pm

    I love this! I have wanted to make a pinata forever and this makes me think I could actually do it!


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