How to Make a “Jack-O-Lantern” Piñata

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If you are already planning on throwing a Halloween bash, try making this Jack-O-Lantern Piñata. Little kids just love pinatas, not to mention the Jack-O-Lantern piñata makes and awesome party centerpiece as well.

I made this piñata last year for my  then 2-year-old son and his little friends Halloween party (check out the party highlights here).

First you will need to make the paper-mâché piñata. Click here for my easy step by step guide on how to make the piñata and how to make the paper-mâché glue.

Super Note: Kid’s get enough candy at Halloween, so I decided to stuff the pinata with mini-bags of Halloween toys (a plastic eyeball, tatoo, scary eye-patch, bat & spider rings, etc). It is up to you what you decide to put inside. This piñata is huge – not like the store bought ones – hence you can be creative and fit lots of fun things inside.

How to Make a Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Pinata

Once you have made and stuffed your paper-mache piñata, you will need to decorate the piñata to make it look like a Jack-O-Lantern.

Things you need:

  • orange, black and green crepe paper
  • black construction paper (for the face)
  • newspaper (for the stem)
  • masking tape
  • scissors
  • glue

Decorating Step-by-Step

Step 1:  Cover the entire paper-mache pinata with orange crepe paper. (This will take at least 1 hour or more. It depends on the size of your pinata).

How to Make a Halloween Jack-o-Lantern Pumpkin Pinata

How to Make a Halloween Jack-o-Lantern Pumpkin Pinata

Step 2: Roll up a big piece of newspaper to make the pumpkin stem. Attach the stem using masking tape.

How to Make a Halloween Jack-o-Lantern Pumpkin Pinata

Step 3: Cut out the Jack-O-Lantern’s facial features on black paper. Note: Do a mock up with newspaper first so that you can decide what looks the best.

How to Make a Halloween Jack-o-Lantern Pumpkin Pinata

Step 4: Cover the stem with green crepe paper.

Step 5: Cover the black cut-outs with crepe paper, using a flower technique.

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Step 6: Tape the eyes, nose and mouth onto the pinata.

And now you are finally finished! Give yourself a pat on the back. Look at the size of this Jack-O-Lantern! It is bigger than my then 2 year old son.

How to Make a Halloween Jack-o-Lantern Pumpkin Pinata

I am sure your Jack-O-Lantern pinata will be a massive hit at your Halloween party!

How to Make a Halloween Jack-o-Lantern Pumpkin PinataIt also makes an awesome Halloween party centerpiece!

How to Make a Halloween Jack-o-Lantern Pumpkin Pinata

If you don’t want to make a Jack-O-Lantern, try making a Halloween monster or skull pinata instead.

Good luck party planning! Hope you have a Happy Halloween!!

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SuperMommy

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