Not only is this Star Spangled Piñata Banner adorable but it can also double as a fun party favor for the kids.
I added small toys. You can also add candy or even money.
This Star Spangled Piñata Banner has small piñatas on it. You can make large ones by using empty oatmeal containers.
The flags on the banner are flags that are normally on a flag pole. I took them off the pole, punched holes in them and strung them with jute string. To dress up the mini clothes pins I hot glued on some mini patriotic hat shaped foam beads. Adding the flags and decorated clothes pins made this banner super cute!
Supplies for the Piñata Banner:
toilet paper rolls
tissue paper (red, white and blue)
double stick tape
embroidery floss (red, white and blue)
optional: mini clothes pins, patriotic foam beads, flags
Cut 1-inch off one end of each toilet paper roll.
Cut TWO 4×4-inch pieces of tissue paper PER piñata (this is to cover the top and bottom)
FOR THE FRINGE STRIPS:
Fold ONE sheet of tissue paper in half, cut on the fold.
Turn and fold in half again, cut on the fold.
Using the fringe scissors make fringe. NOTE: I layered 3 strips of tissue on top of each other. DO NOT CUT ALL THE WAY THROUGH TO THE TOP. Make sure you leave room at the top to keep the fringe connected.
Cut one 8- inch long piece of embroidery floss (per piñata)
Cut 2-inches off one end of each toilet paper roll.
Wrap a piece of double stick tape around one end of the tube ( about 1/2-inch down). Take one piece of the 4×4 piece of tissue, lay it on top of the tube (the end with the double stick tape) and press down the side.
Flip the tube over, fill with candy, toys or money. Repeat with the piece of 4×4 piece of tissue.
Repeat with TWO more strips of fringe cut tissue.
BEFORE starting the last strip add the embroidery floss handle. Take a small piece of regular tape and press one end of the floss to adhere to it. Eyeball the center of the tube and press to the tube, bring the floss over to the opposite side, add another small piece of regular tape and press to the tube.
Add the last row of fringe cut tissue (for a total of FOUR rows) making sure to keep the floss handle free and not caught under the tissue.
That’s it! You just created the cutest party item EVER! All the kids have to do is punch their fingers through the bottom to get their treats!
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