Do you live with some master builders?
I do too. Although at times I feel like I live in Legos, step on them too often, and they cost a lot, I do love those amazing creations.
We spend a lot of time playing Legos. I love seeing my kids creativity with them. I pray they don’t ever lose those creative imaginations! Our foster son has joined right in with the Lego craze of our house, so when we were preparing to celebrate his birthday this past week, we of course needed to make a Lego Piñata.
It was so easy, and you can do it too! First take a cereal box and spray paint it the color Lego brick that you are going to create. This step gives you a blank slate and covers up all the verbiage on the cereal box.
Once the spray paint was dry, I cut slits down the side of the box. This took away a little of the box’s sturdiness, so it would break like a typical piñata.
I then recruited some cute helpers to help me stuff candy. Once the candy was in, I simply used some tape to seal the top closed.
The next step was cutting up a bunch of tissue paper into little square pieces. We used school glue to attach the tissue pieces to the box. There was no special rhythm to how we did this. We placed a bunch of glue drops all over the box and simply started sticking tissue pieces on them.
In order to get the raised connector part of the Lego brick to look right on the piñata, I used six bathroom drinking cups. I sliced around the top of each cup a couple of times and used my hot glue gun to glue the cups to the box.
Next, I added some more tissue paper and it was done!
I love how it came out! It was hard to get a really good picture based on all the texture, but after the tissue paper dries, if you press your hand down to pat the tissue paper closer to the box, that will help the shape. I think the size of your tissue paper squares helps hold its shape better too. I used pretty big squares since my “helpers” got burned out pretty quick and we were short on time. The smaller your squares, the more shape your pinata will hold tight. Just beware it will take longer to complete as well if your tissue paper squares may be bigger.
Overall, this project was so easy, it didn’t take much time other than the spray paint and glue drying.
My kids had a lot of fun destroying this piñata. Do you have some Lego builders that would have fun with one of these too!?