Here’s a super cute DIY idea for a goldfish or under the sea party – a bright orange fish piñata! It looks just like a Pepperidge Farm cracker, doesn’t it? : ) Michelle of Rust & Sunshine came up with this project, and she says you just need a few basic materials like cardboard, tissue paper, and masking tape.
A little crafty time and you’ll have a sweet piñata that’s also really adorable party decor. Especially if you make the fish “talk,” like in the first picture… it’s so cute!
To make this goldfish piñata, you’ll need:
18 to 20 sheets of orange tissue paper, cut into 1-1/2 inch squares
1/2 sheet black tissue paper, cut into 1-1/2 inch squares
1. Sketch a fish shape on the cardboard and cut out. Trace cut fish onto second piece of cardboard and cut. (I used a box with sides measuring approximately 11×14 inches.)
2. Cut strips of cardboard for the edging. (I used the top and bottom flaps from the same box for the edges.) Tape strips together to make one long piece.
3. Wrap edging around one side of the fish, taping it in place as you go. It should bend easily around curves and corners.
4. Poke two holes in the top and attach a string or zip tie to hang it from later.
5. Attach the other side of the fish and tape around the edges to close any gaps. Make sure to leave a flap open for filling the pinata later!
6. Wrap cut tissue paper squares around the end of a pencil and dip in glue.
7. Place on the cardboard and gently slide the tissue off the pencil making sure the glue holds it in place. This step obviously takes the most time, but it’ll go faster if you have help!
8. When the pinata is almost completely covered, fill it with treats and seal the open flap.
9. Continue to cover the sealed flap with tissue paper, and fill in any other bare spots.