Hosting a Moana birthday party? Make this Easy Moana Pinata DIY for Under $5 – perfect party game idea for less! May contain commissioned links.
Moana Pinata DIY for Under $5
Aw, COCONUTS! So remember that 6-year old birthday party that happened about 6 months ago? Yeah, I know. Mom life. (Don’t even get me started on my son’s Harry Potter Birthday Party – I’m over a year ago on that one.) But in the midst of unpacking boxes and trying to redefine “normalcy” in our new house, I keep coming back to old party pictures.
In case you didn’t know, party planning is my happy place. Whether it’s a Pixar Up Party or Tangled Party (or if you’ve been around awhile, my first ever Finding Nemo Party), I truly missed my calling to be a budget party planner. I have to admit, my daughter’s Moana Party is one of my favorites. Seriously. Just between the Tefiti Birthday Number DIY and the Moana Headband DIY that I’ve posted so far, I’ve been in Disney crafting heaven.
Which leads me back to this post and a Moana Pinata DIY for under $5. With a few household items, a couple of art supplies and some imagination, you can save big on those birthday party pinatas (they’re expensive, y’all!) and make room for more birthday eats and treats. Ready to make this DIY Kakamora Pinata for your next party? I’m here to lend you an oar. “You’re welcome.”
Easy Moana Pinata DIY
It’s not a birthday party without the pinata games! One of my favorite ways to save money on a kids birthday party is by making my own pinata. It’s such a “HIT!” This Easy Moana Pinata DIY is the perfect budget friendly way idea for your next Disney Moana inspired party. Ready to make your own Kakamora? Bring out the coconuts with this step by step tutorial (and pics – I got ya covered)!
What You Will Need:
- 1 Large Cardboard Box
- 1 Family Sized Cereal Box
- 1 Metal Hanger
- 5 Brown Paper Bags
- Brown Tissue Paper
- Clear Packing Tape
- Duct Tape
- Red Paint
- White Paint
- Black Paint
- Start by grabbing a large circle sized stencil (or in my case an oversize cutting board) and your large cardboard box. Trace and cut out 2 equal sized circles out of the box.
- Cut the side panels off of your cereal box into long strips (depending on box size, about 2.5 – 3 inches wide).
- Using the outer rim of your circles as a guide, tape your cereal box strips to one cardboard box circle, leaving space for your metal hanger and candy. Insert metal hanger into the center of the circle, tape to secure in the middle of the cereal box strips.
- Tape the other cardboard box circle to your pinata. You now should have an “almost” completely enclosed circle shaped pinata.
- Cut out a rectangle from your cereal box, the same width as your side panels, but longer in length, to overlap the sides of your remaining hole. Cut a small slit in the center of your rectangle, to fit over the metal hanger.
- Wrap your rectangle in duct tape. I recommend multiple layers, as this rectangle will hold the bulk of the weight of your pinata, including all of the weight in candy. Be sure to leave the slit uncovered. Leave open. We will secure later.
- To keep the overall color of the pinata the same, I then cut and glued brown paper bags to fit and cover the whole pinata. Be sure to also cover the duct tape rectangle flap. Don’t worry about it looking pretty or overlapping. We will fix this later. Allow to dry.
- Now for the brown tissue paper. We are going to need lots of strips. LOTS. Of. Strips. Cut your tissue paper lengthwise, about 1.5 inch width strips. Using scissors, cut small slits about halfway up to create pinata fringe. I highly recommend layering a bunch of strips together and cutting at once to save on time.
- Starting at the bottom of your pinata (the end away from the hanger), glue strips onto pinata. Overlap so the fringe is the only part showing. Once all layers are glued and dried, cut off excess fringe from around your pinata. If desired, glue fringe onto the sides too. (I didn’t, but I was short on time!)
- Cut a large circle from a brown paper bag to fit into the center of your pinata (leaving about 4-5 inches) of brown fringe exposed. Paint pinata as shown using your red, white and black paints. Dry. Fill pinata with as desired with candy, toys, etc. Thread rectangle flap onto hanger. Secure with tape and cover with brown paper bag (and pinata fringe if desired).
DONE! It’s time to enjoy the results of your Easy Moana Pinata DIY (aka about 5-10 minutes of fun)! While it certainly was a lot of effort, it was an easy way to save money on our Moana party. And such a “hit” with the kids. (Get the pun?) Can’t wait to show you more from one of my favorite birthday parties to date!
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