10 Creative DIY Halloween Pinatas

Your Halloween party will be the best on the block with these fun DIY piñata ideas.

Photo By: Jennifer Perkins

Photo By: Jennifer Perkins

Photo By: Jennifer Perkins

Photo By: Jennifer Perkins

Photo By: Jennifer Perkins

Photo By: Jennifer Perkins

Photo By: Jennifer Perkins

Photo By: Jennifer Perkins

Photo By: Jennifer Perkins

Photo By: Jennifer Perkins

Photo By: Jennifer Perkins

Photo By: Jennifer Perkins

Party Favors Piñatas

These are not your traditional piñatas. Not only are they spooky cute, some are single-serve size so they can double as goodie bags.

Frank-in-the-Box Piñata

Cereal boxes are a great size for piñatas, especially if you are working with a motif like Frank here who has a square head. Wrap box in fringed green streamers, fill with candy and decorate.

Vampire Fangs

Paper plates are the perfect size for individual piñatas. Fold the plate in half, fill with treats, staple it shut and then wrap the entire thing with red fringed streamers. Finish it off with a set of fangs. Check out this episode of DIY This With Jennifer Perkins for more.

Black Cat

Paper mache is the old standby in piñata making, but it has come a long way. There are now ready-made kits that you only have to add water. To make this cat’s head, use a large ball or balloon as a form and cover it with paper mache. Let it dry then pop or remove the ball and decorate. Meow this guy is almost too cute to hit with a stick.

Haunted House Treat Bags

Small gift bags are decorated to look like individual haunted houses. Piñata meets goodie bag. Fold over bags and add fringed streamers as the roof and stickers to depict windows and doors.

Teal Pumpkin Piñata

Having a food-allergy-friendly affair? Don’t forget the teal pumpkin piñata. A make your own piñata kit was altered by swapping out the orange fringed crepe paper for teal.

Eye Have My Eye on You

Don’t be afraid to re-work store-bought piñatas. This eyeball started as a superhero symbol, but after a paint job, it’s suddenly a creepy Halloween eye.

Witches and Warlocks

Cardboard cones are wrapped in black to give the illusion of a pointy witch’s hat. The cone then gets filled with treats and a cardboard brim is glued in place. Make a matching witch tent for the kids.

Sugar Skull

Sugar skulls are a traditional symbol of Mexico’s Dia de los Muertos. A ready-made skull piñata can easily be embellished with flowers, stickers and gem stones. Check out this DIY Day of the Dead Wreath.

Snakes With a Surprise

Use cardboard paper towel tubes to make single-serve piñata snakes. Wrap in green fringe, add eyes and of course, a felt tongue. Christmas cracker meets piñata.

Candy Corn Surprise

Party hats are repurposed into individual piñatas. Wrap them in fringed streamers in traditional orange, yellow and white colors, fill with candy and add a base. These are great to hand out in place of goodie bags. Try making some candy corn pompoms too.

Piñata Party

Remember not all piñatas have to be big, hung from a tree and opened with a stick to be fun. Need more Halloween inspo - check out these games and activities for a kid's party.