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DIY Post-It Pepper Piñata

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Materials

  • Post-Its in various colors of your choice OR colored paper of your choice, cut to a Post-It size
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard
  • Pencil
  • String
  • Super Glue or a Glue Gun

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Step 1: Draw or trace two peppers onto your cardboard (one will be the front and one will be the back).

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Step 2: Cut out both peppers for the front and back of the piñata.

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Step 3: Cut long strips of cardboard 3”-5” wide to go around the perimeter of the piñata.  

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Step 4: Curl the strips of cardboard with your pencil so that they are more easily molded to the shape of the pepper.

Step 5: Glue the strips of 5” wide strips of cardboard to the first half of the pepper.

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Step 6: Glue the second half of the pepper to the border of the strips.

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Step 7: Begin applying Post-Its with your glue gun or super glue (NOTE: Using just the adhesive from the back of the Post-It is not enough to keep them attached to the piñata… We tried it, and the Post-Its flew off at the first hint of wind.) Have fun playing with different colors, creating an ombre effect or focusing on warm or cool colors.

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Step 8: Once the both sides of the piñata have been decorated with Post-Its, estimate where you want your string to hang from and punch two holes in the top of the piñata.

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Step 9: (This is the tricky step) Thread the string through the holes you created with some sort of needle, paperclip or push pin so that you can bring it back up through the second hole.

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Step 10: Cut a second hole in the top that’s large enough to stuff your favorite party favors: candy, toys or even booze (if you’re daring).

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Voila! You’ve got yourself an easy, do-it-yourself piñata—A perfect way to spice up your office Cinco de Mayo party or save a couple bucks for your at-home fiesta. 

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