Individual Toilet Paper Tube Pinatas {Mini Pinata Craft}

Make toilet paper tube pinatas for your next fun celebration. They are a perfect craft and activity for birthdays, holidays, or just for fun with the kids. Come on in and I’ll show you how to make these simple Mini Pinatas

toilet paper tube pinata New Year's Eve

Mini Pinatas

These toilet paper tube pinatas are so much fun! A perfect craft for a Cinco De Mayo Celebration, birthday parties, New Years, Fourth of July, Cultural Day – You name it

how to make a toilet paper tube pinata


Here’s What You’ll Need to Make these Pinatas:

How to make Mini Pinatas

  • Toilet paper tube
  • Decorative supplies like colorful cardstock, tissue paper, stickers, crayons, markers, etc…
  • Tacky glue
  • Low temp glue gun and glue sticks
  • Foam paper or more cardstock for the ends of the pinata
  • Strings to pull the pinata open – Yarn, ribbon, etc…
  • Toys, candy, or confetti to fill your pinata




How to make Mini Pinatas

  • Decorate the outside of your toilet paper tube by gluing cardstock around it, painting it, coloring it, gluing tissue paper pieces, etc…
  • We were doing Cinco De Mayo pinatas, so we used colorful Mexican flag colors and we kept it simple by cutting out cardstock and gluing it to the tube


How to make Mini Pinatas

  • Cut 2 circles out of the card stock or foam paper that will cover the openings in the tubes
  • Cut a little slit in one of the circles you’ve cut out
  • Push the yarn through the hole and tie a knot
  • Secure the knot with glue or a piece of tape between the knot and the paper

How to make Mini Pinatas

  • Cover the bottom of the toilet paper tube with the circle
  • The knotted part of the string should be on the inside of the tube with the longer end hanging out

How to make Mini Pinatas

  • Fill with prizes
  • Cut a piece of ribbon to hang the pinata from and glue the ends on either side of the pinata top
  • *For extra strength you can also push the ends of the strings through the tube and secure with a knot on the inside or add strong tape to the outside after you’ve glued them on
  • Put the other circle that you’ve cut out onto the top of the toilet paper tube

toilet paper tube pinata New Year's Eve


  • Hang the pinatas, and when you’re ready let the kids pull the strings on their pinatas for a fun surprise

Mini Pinata Craft

If you are looking for more fun crafts or recipes for Cinco De Mayo – try,

A Paper Plate Sombrero

Fruit Salsa

Mini Pinata Craft

~Melissa –

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  1. Lisa Gove

    Hi Melissa! Michael and I were googling mini piñatas and there you were! Miss you guys!!

    1. Melissa

      Oh my goodness! I wish I had gone back and updated this post before you landed on it. These photos are from my iPhone 4 days! It’s so good to hear from you. I hope all is well. Miss you guys, too!!!