DIY Trolls Pinata

Recently, we threw my 3-year-old a Troll-tastic birthday party, full of lots of DIY fun.  One of my favorite birthday party projects is making custom piñatas. They’re easy to put together using recycled materials.  Plus, using leftover packing supplies means they’re inexpensive too!


Find out how to make a DIY Trolls piñata!


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DIY piñatas are great for less popular themes, when you can’t find your child’s favorite character in a party store.  It does make me a little sad to see my hard work being beaten, but knowing that I saved $30 on one at a party store makes up for it!


For my Trolls piñata, inspired by Dreamworks Trolls, I chose the Cloud Guy.  After all, I wouldn’t want to be a Bergen and beat a troll!



What You’ll Need:

  • Leftover cardboard
  • Packing Tape
  • Glue
  • Paper
  • Crepe Paper
  • Blue ribbon
  • Box cutter


How to Make Your DIY Trolls Party

Start by drawing the cloud design on cardboard.  Amazon shipping boxes work well.  I had a surplus of Girl Scout cookie boxes at the time, so I used those.



Carefully cut out two of the cloud shapes.  Using scraps of the boxes, cut 5-inch strips.  These will serve as the sides of the piñata.



To make the cardboard more pliable, roll and unroll it a few times.




Now you’re ready to start assembling.  Attach the side strips to one cloud piece using packing tape.  Piñatas that don’t break frustrate party guests, so be stingy with the tape.



Leave a section open so you can fill your piñata.  Poke a small hole in the siding for stringing your piñata.  Then attach the remaining cloud piece.


Attach both the front and the back with white paper.  Using additional paper or markers, give Cloud Guy his face.


To cover the sides, ruffle crepe paper streamers back and forth until you’ve covered the entire piñata.  Birthday girls make awfully good helpers!  She’s a gluing machine!



To make the arms & legs, I used blue ribbon I had at home.  At the bottom of the ribbons, I added paper hands and socks.



String sturdy rope through your hole & secure with a knot.


Fill your piñata & get ready to party!



The day of my daughter’s birthday turned out to be a cold and rainy day.  In between spurts of rain, we hung up the piñata under the patio cover and covered the wet ground with some pretty ugly tarps.  Won’t let it rain on our parade!


If you’re looking for more Trolls themed fun, check out these other posts.

DIY Trolls Headband


Easy Trolls Goodie Bags


Have you ever made a piñata? Share your tips & tricks in the comments?


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Post Author: Melanie

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10 thoughts on “DIY Trolls Pinata

    Rebecca Bryant

    (March 16, 2017 - 10:36 am)

    Those are too cute. I love how creative you are and the crafts you come up with.


    (March 16, 2017 - 6:30 pm)

    This looks like so much fun! My kid’s love pinatas.

    Emily, Our house now a home

    (March 16, 2017 - 6:36 pm)

    How fun this would be! My kids would have fun making this with me just as much as hitting it at the end!

    Milena Barrett

    (March 16, 2017 - 11:23 pm)

    OMG! That pinata is the cutest thing ever! I would have loved something like that when I was kid!


    (March 17, 2017 - 2:50 am)

    Pinatas are so much fun, and we always had them at our kids’ parties. This was is adorable, and perfect for Trolls!

    Stephanie Jeannot

    (March 17, 2017 - 4:03 am)

    Wow! That really is so creative and it came out really nice. Somebody is going to have a nice time breaking it and getting the goodies inside. Awesome!

    Claudia Krusch

    (March 17, 2017 - 11:39 am)

    It looks so cute! My son loved pinatas when he was little!

    Ashley Sparks Mullins

    (March 17, 2017 - 1:01 pm)

    Very fun and creative! Pinatas are so much fun!


    (March 17, 2017 - 1:47 pm)

    I’ve never made a piñata and wouldn’t even know where to start! Thanks for sharing this maybe I will have to try it out for my son’s party. And super cute Troll themed one 🙂


    (March 17, 2017 - 4:18 pm)

    What an adorable idea! I’m all about the DIY piñata! One year I made a Minecraft one for my kid’s bday. Pinning this one for my daughter’s bday. 🙂

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