For Adam’s third birthday, he asked for a Robot themed birthday party. Wow – have you tried to find a robot pinata for a preschooler’s robot birthday party before? I found a couple, but they were pricier than I wanted to spend for a simple family birthday. So, we made our OWN robot pinata for the birthday, and it was perfect for my three-year old.
- Cardboard Box
- Crepe Paper Streamers
- Glue (we used simple Elmer’s glue)
- Cable tie or “Zip Tie”
Of course, you’ll also need some candy and goodies for stuffing inside the pinata when you get it finished!
How to Make Your Robot Pinata
1. Cut little fringes into the crepe paper streamers. I used a full roll to cover our robot, so you may need to buy a two-pack of streamers. This was the most tedious part, but it’s simple enough to do.
2. Cut the fringed streamers into lengths just wide enough to cover the box.
3. Add glue to the back of the streamer, and glue each strip into place. We overlapped about 1/2 to 2/3 of the streamer at each level. This gave our robot a nice fluffy look and prevented gaps of the cardboard showing through.
4. Add the zip tie to the top of the pinata in a secure place. We punched the holes through the sides instead of in the flimsy top so the robot would last a little bit longer.
Now unleash the pinata smashers and turn them loose! The perfect way to celebrate a robot themed birthday for your child.