Here is the finished product!
The theme was Monsters University and costumes were encouraged. I love that my daughter's birthday is in October and a costume party seemed perfectly logical! I also created both of my daughters and my costume with some help from my sisters, but that is for a later post. This piñata was inspired Sully of Monsters Inc and Monsters University. He is the big blue and purple monster.
Step one:Find a cardboard box as big as you want the piñata to be.
Trace the shape of the piñata on one side. I chose to do the number 2 because it was my daughter's 2nd birthday.
Cut through both sides of the box to create two cut outs of the shape of the piñata.
Cut several strips of cardboard that are the same width and begin taping them to one side of the piñata to create a three dimensional shape.
Continue taping the inside, but don't do the entire shape or you won't be able to tape the inside for the back side of the piñata.
Begin taping the back of the piñata to the strips that are attached to the front of the piñata.
Continue taping strips of cardboard all around the remainder of the shape until completed. Don't forget to leave an opening to fill the piñata with candy.
Paint the entire piñata the base color. I used spray paint to make it a quick job.
Begin cutting strips of tissue paper and cutting fringe into the strips and glueing to the piñata.
Since I was modeling this piñata after Sully of Monsters Inc. and Monsters University it was blue with lavender spots. I cut lavender paper ovals and glued lavender tissue paper fringe to them and glued it to the piñata.
Keep on covering the entire piñata with tissue paper fringe until completely covered.
Fill with candy. Don't get too emotionally attached since the point of the piñata is to beat it to a pulp to get to the candy. Enjoy!