If you are looking for a rainbow pinata idea, then look no further than this Rainbow Punch Pinata.
This Rainbow Punch Pinata was the biggest hit of Made with Happy Girl’s Half Rainbow Birthday Party!
We are huge pinata fans in general and any chance we get to create a rainbow themed pinata, the better.
The kids had so much fun punching out the brightly colored circle and being surprised each time with a prize. I’m loving this pinata alternative.
- There are no kids swinging bats aimlessly and no one big hit
- Gives each child a turn without breaking the whole thing open.
- It is A TON cheaper. It cost me about $8 to make the entire thing.
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I made a few adjustments, but here is the basic supply list I went with:
Supplies Needed for Punch Pinata
This is how we made the rainbow pinata, but feel free to adjust the colors based on your party decorations and the themed party you are throwing.
- Two poster boards
- Tissue paper – Rainbow colors
- Package of brown paper lunch bags – I used 24
- Piñata filler – some filler ideas are party favors and of course filling with candy is an option too.
- Rope or string
How to make this Super Cute Rainbow Punch Pinata
- Using a Circle cutter – or you could even use a bowl to trace out the circles if you don’t have a handy circle cutter. I cut the holes 5 inches diameter.
- If you are using scissors, then the easiest way to cut the circles out is to start by poking a hole in the middle of the circle and then use that to cut out to the circle.
- With five inch circles, you can fit three circles on the width of the poster board.
- I cut out 24 holes, but feel free to add as many or as few as you would like. I was happy to have 24, so that all 11 kids got to go twice and a few a third time.
- Once the circles have been cut, its time to cut the tissue paper. Because I was doing a rainbow, grab a rainbow variety of color paper while you are buying your party supplies.
Punch Pinata Ideas
- Each Tissue square was approximately 6 inches.
- Next, you grab your prizes. When picking out the pinata fillers is that you need small items that do not have a lot of weight to them. They will be held up in a paper bag and so heavy items are not great for this pinata.
- Place one or two prizes in each circle.
- The next step is to grab your brown bags. I cut the bags down to approximately 3 inches high. The top portion of the bag can be reused as a snack baggie. Simply staple the bottoms or tape one end together.
- The trick to attaching the bags to the poster board is to cut each corner of the bag down approximately an inch on each side. Then fold each end of the bag back.
- Tape each of these flaps to the back of the poster board that are covering the prizes.
- Grab your rope and cut it to approximately three to four feet. Punch a hole with your scissors or with a hole punch at the top of the pinata between the second and third hole on both sides. Tie knots in each end of the rope to those holes. This will be what holds your pinata up on the wall.
I simply took down a picture that was hanging on our wall and hung it on that. You could always use a heavy duty command strip or something on the wall to support the weight of the pinata.
I recommend hanging it on a wall for added support.
Line the kids up and let them hit the pinata.
We love this pinata and have made a bunch of iterations over the years.
Here are some other pinata ideas we’ve created.
- EASY MINI RAINBOW PINATA KIDS CRAFT – This is a great party favor or fun to give as a gift.
- AMERICAN FLAG PUNCH PINATA – This is great fourth of july party idea
- DIY PUNCH PIÑATA ADVENT CALENDAR – This is really fun for the kids at Christmas.
- INDIVIDUAL HEART PINATA – These are fun for Valentines Day.
- DIY PIÑATA PLANTERS – These are great for your next Mexican fiesta.