HOW TO MAKE A MINI FRUIT PINATA GARLAND

Make by Suzie Attaway

Nearly good enough to eat, our fun fruity piñatas are quick and easy to make with the kids over the summer holidays

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You will need:

  • Fruit templates
  • Scissors
  • Thin cardboard box, flattened
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Masking tape
  • Red, yellow, green, pink, orange, black & white tissue paper
  • Glue
  • String

Or check out our art supplies to add any embellishments of your own here.

Step One

Download the FRUIT PINATA TEMPLATE, print on paper and cut out with scissors.

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Step Two

Place the templates on the flattened cardboard box, and draw around each shape twice. Cut out.

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Step Three

Measure and cut some 2.5cm wide strips of cardboard for the sides of the piñatas.

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Step Four

Take one of the fruit pieces and stick a strip of cardboard around the edge with small pieces of masking tape. Then place the matching fruit piece on top, and stick in place as before. Fold the end of the strip back to create a small door, and fill with confetti or small sweets.

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Step Five

Repeat to make the other fruit shapes.

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Step Six

Create the fringing by cutting the different colour tissue paper packs into 3cm wide strips, then make 2cm long cuts along each strip.

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Step Seven

Starting at the bottom, glue the fringing layer by layer to the surfaces and sides of each cardboard fruit. When completely covered, neatly trim the sides with scissors.

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Step Eight

Cut out paper ‘pips’ for the melon and orange piñatas, and glue in place.

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Step Nine

For the strawberry and pineapple piñatas, cut and glue strips of green leafy fringing and glue to the tops.

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Step Ten

Thread a tapestry needle with string and pierce through the top of each fruit piñata to create a garland.

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And that’s it – your finished fruity piñata garland is complete!

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These garlands are perfect for garden parties, but even better for sharing! If you share on Instagram and use the hashtag #FromPaperchase you can get a spot on our galleries on the website, so get sharing, we love to see what you come up with.

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