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New Years Eve With Kids! DIY Pull String Pinata to release Kisses at Midnight - KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

Turns out, I did have a fun New Years Eve with kids idea up my sleeve! 😉 This is so easy to do. And, (If your garage looks anything like mine right now)…with all of the cardboard boxes from Christmas piled in your garage  – you probably have the supplies! I painted a box with chalk paint so we can simply erase the time and change it as the night progresses, everyone that stays up until midnight gets to pull the strings and watch as Kisses at Midnight drop down for them to enjoy! (Hershey’s Kisses – that is!) Here’s what I did:

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Count down with chalk! Move the hour as the night progresses.

Here’s what I did to make this, re-usable pinata.

Such a fun thing to do with or without the kids! A box painted with chalk so you can change the time as the night progresses! Fill it with Hershey's Kisses - so kids can have their Kisses at Midnight! - Kid Friendly Things To Do .com

 

  • I grabbed a box that looked like a rectangle – Mine is 3 feet long by 1 ft. in width
  • In the bottom of the box, I carved a door/hatch with a knife 
  • Then with the same knife I poked tiny little holes all over the bottom 
  • **Don’t forget to poke 2 holes into the top of the box. You’ll want to loop some strong chord through them to hang the box from
  • After that was done, I painted the box with black chalk paint
  • Such a fun thing to do with or without the kids! A box painted with chalk so you can change the time as the night progresses! Fill it with Hershey's Kisses - so kids can have their Kisses at Midnight! - Kid Friendly Things To Do .com
  • After the paint had dried, I found black, white and yellow curly ribbon! – A very technical term 🙂
  • I tied a loose knot on one end of the ribbon pieces, and pushed the knotted ends through the holes into the inside of the box – these are just for fun giving each kid the opportunity to pull a ribbon from the box
  • In the center of the door – I did something a little different! I tied that string around a toothpick – this will be the string that opens the hatch to release all of the kisses!
  • **If you want to add more strength in pulling the hatch open – just tie a toothpick around all of the ribbons that you insert into the hatch door – this will ensure the hatch will open with ease! 
  • Don’t forget the top of the box – You’ll want to hang the box, so add a chord there
  • After that was done, I painted the box with black chalk paint
  • If you are going to fill the box with lots and lots of Hershey’s Kisses – secure the hatch with a little scotch tape – something strong enough to support the weight but not too strong so that the hatch won’t open 😉
  • I used one bag, and did not use scotch tape – so far…so good
  • Such a fun thing to do with or without the kids! A box painted with chalk so you can change the time as the night progresses! Fill it with Hershey's Kisses - so kids can have their Kisses at Midnight! - Kid Friendly Things To Do .com
  • I used chalk to design a clock, and decorate the box
  • **Because it’s chalk…you can actually save this box and change the date next year!
  • I’ve tested it with one bag of kisses, and pulled the hatch several times! It’s going be fun – indeed! – if we can all last until Midnight!
  • That’s it! Happy New Year! 

~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

New Years Eve With Kids! DIY Pull String Pinata to release Kisses at Midnight - KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

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4 Comments

  1. What a great idea! Love that you can use something you already have on hand for the pinata. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday. Happy New Year!

    • Thank you. Yes, less time running around to the stores is always a bonus. Thank you for hosting! 🙂

  2. Love this idea! I don’t think any of us could stay up until midnight, though…even on the west coast, we celebrate it East Coast style – 9pm! lol Thanks for sharing, your post will be featured in tonight’s linkup!

    • Melissa

      That’s wonderful! Thank you so much! We stayed up until we saw the “ball drop” in New York! Luckily they are an hour ahead of us! And then…it was lights out! Zzzz!

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