A Trophy Piñata for Dad

Is your Dad #1?

Is he the Best Dad Ever?

Is he the Greatest Dad in the World?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any one of these questions, then I think he deserves a trophy!

Not just any trophy, though: a piñata trophy. Fill it with all of his favorite sweets, treats, ties, shaving cream… whatever your dad loves.

Here’s what you’ll need!
Cardboard sheets or boxes, craft glue, yellow crepe paper, scissors, masking tape, glitter letters, box cutter, a marker, a rope for hanging

  1. Lay out the cardboard flat. Draw a trophy outline (My trophy is about two and a half feet tall).
  2. Using the box cutter, cut out the trophy outline.
  3. Trace the trophy on a second sheet of cardboard. Cut out.
  4. Cut out some strips about 4-5 inches wide (this will be the side of the pinata)
  5. Tape the strips along one of the trophies so that it is perpendicular to the sides. When you’ve taped all the sides, it should align with the second trophy you cut out.
  6. Tape the second trophy on the strips. Make sure you have enough tape that makes the trophy shape secure, but not so strong it’s hard to break.
  7. Cut a flap on the bottom of the trophy… this will be the door to put your candy/prizes in. (You’ll put the candy in before you cover that side with fringe)
  8. Cut some crepe strips about 2-3 inches wide. Fold the strip 3-4 times (this will save time) and cut a fringe along the bottom of the strip.
  9. Starting at the bottom of the trophy, glue the yellow fringe across the pinata shape. Cut the excess along the edges.
  10. Put the candy/prizes in the pinata and tape the door shut before you glue fringe along the bottom!
  11. Poke two holes about 5 inches apart on the top of the pinata and string the rope through.
  12. Glue “#1 Dad” letters to the front of the trophy.

DONE!!! It’s a lot of work, but there is nothing better than a piñata at a party, in my opinion… especially one that honors your rad dad.

Happy Father’s Day, everyone!!!

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