Don’t go stealing a pizza my heart. I wouldn’t if I tried. – I’ve had Elton John and Kiki Dee stuck in my head since I embarked on this crafty adventure of making mini pizza pinatas for Valentine’s Day. Sure I’ve made piñata ornaments, pinata shirts and once I even turned a toy horse into a pinata BUT this is my first time making a full fledged pinata with something inside. Like say Valentine’s Day loot!
Behold my latest video for DIY Network – DIY This with Jennifer Perkins: How to Make a Pizza My Heart Valentine’s Day Piñata. There are 3 different pizza options in the video PLUS a bonus easy to make taco pinata.
So I’m going to talk slice to you here. Let’s gather some supplies…
- Fringing scissors
- Craft glue
- 2 square paper plates
- Gold tissue paper
- White tissue paper
- Card stock
- Round circle punch
- Piñata loot
Paper plates are the key to all three of these pinatas. This particular style uses square plates. I happen to have some left from Halloween. Cut these into two triangles. You want squares so the top will be straight like a pizza crust. Get it.
Staple the ‘slice’ together. Leave a hole for sticking in the loot, but otherwise staple sort of close together so that nothing falls out.
Cut your white tissue paper into long 1″ thick strips. In the video I use a paper cutter, but scissors will work fine. This does not have to be exact so don’t over analyze it. From here use your fringing scissors on the strips.
Using glue start at the bottom tip of your triangle and wrap around the slice with your fringed tissue. This will secure your edges even more. Work your way up the pinata so that the fringe is pointing down.
Next make another 1″ strip of your gold tissue paper to add to the top of the slice along the flat edge. This will act as your crust.
Use card stock, scissors and a round circle punch to make pizza toppings – add to your slice with craft glue.
Fill the pizza pinata with small toys and candy. Staple closed.
These are so fun for kids Valentine’s Day class parties, your best galentines or even as party favors! Now I have on pinata goggles when I look at paper plates. All I can see are fried eggs, donuts and maybe even a pancake with a pat of butter pinata waiting to happen!