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Dr. Seuss' The Lorax DIY Mini Pinata

Make the Lorax the smash hit of your next party with this adorable mini piñata. It’s a fun and simple craft project—make one for everyone at the party!

 

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax DIY Mini Pinata

Tools and materials

DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint – Bright Orange

Elmer’s non-toxic school glue

• Paint brush

• Scissors

• Small bowl (for glue)

• 1 balloon

• 1 pack orange tissue paper (about 5 sheets)

• 1 orange pipe cleaner

• 1 sheet light blue construction paper

• 1 sheet yellow construction paper

•  Old newspapers

•  Assortment of small candies

 

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax DIY Mini Pinata

Step 1

Blow up your balloon and tape down the tied knot at the bottom. Fill a small bowl with Elmer’s non-toxic school glue and cut newspaper into strips. Using your fingers, coat each strip with a thin layer of glue and apply to the balloon until the entire surface of the ballon is covered.

Apply two more layers of newspaper strips (three layers total), using a blow-dryer to speed up drying between coats. Let dry over night.

 

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax DIY Mini Pinata

Step 2

Paint the newspaper-covered ballon with Bright Orange DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint—this color closely resembles the original color of the Lorax. Apply three coats of paint to the balloon.

 

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax DIY Mini Pinata

Step 3

Cut the orange tissue paper into strips. Starting near the top, attach the orange strips to the painted balloon with Elmer’s glue.

Cut out the mustache and eyebrows using your yellow construction paper, blue construction paper for the eyes, and orange tissue paper for the hands and feet.

 

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax DIY Mini Pinata

Step 4

Glue the eyes, mustache, hands, and feet to the balloon. Apply firm pressure for roughly 30 seconds to ensure they are well-attached. CUt a slit in the back of the Lorax body and fill will candy, adding a few strips of orange tissue paper to camouflage the opening.

Poke two holes on top of the piñata using the end of your scissors and lace the orange pipe cleaner through the holes. Hoist your new little orange activist into the air and take your best swing!

 

Disclaimer: A big thanks to Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax for sponsoring this campaign. Click here to see more of the discussion.

 

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