Tutorial: a moon piñata to decorate a child's room

Tutorial: a moon piñata to decorate a child's room

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What could be better to decorate a children's room and promote sleep than a pretty hanging moon? This easy-to-make piñata will help you create a soft and warm atmosphere that you can enhance by opting for neutral shades and silver details in the rest of the room.


- Recovered cardboard or purchased in DIY stores (thickness approximately 1.5 mm) - A ruler and a compass - White, gray and silver crepe paper (you can also use scraps of gift paper or tissue paper if you have it) - A pair of scissors - Paper glue and a brush to apply it - Crepe tape - Gray or unbleached cord

Budget: less than 15 euros Duration: 3 hours


1. Cut out the cardboard elements: the two faces of the moon, using the compass to obtain beautiful curves, and the side band 9 cm wide. This strip can be made in one piece or assembled from several pieces taped or stapled. Also cut out a small square of cardboard which will be used to secure your fixing string.

2. Assemble the elements using the crepe tape (kraft tape may also be suitable), taking care to pierce the upper part of a small hole to pass the string attached to a small piece of cardboard which will hold it well in place. Once the moon is assembled, secure the angles with adhesive tape.

3. Cut the crepe paper into 3.5 cm strips and use the scissors to cut them to 2.5 to 3 cm. Wrap them progressively on a piece of cardboard to prevent them from becoming tangled.

4. Glue the crepe paper strip by strip on your cardboard moon with the brush soaked in glue. For more naturalness, the strips should be glued with fringes at the bottom, so start with "the bottom" of the moon. Alternate white, silver and gray by varying the connection points so as not to form too regular stripes.


And there you are, your piñata is ready to hang! For a Pierrot themed decoration or to spin the metaphor, you can decorate the room with a few fluorescent stars that light up at night or opt for a cloudy wallpaper which will constitute a perfect background! Bonus idea: If you make this piñata for a birthday or a children's party on the theme of the moon, remember to fill it with confetti and candy before closing it. Use salvage cardboard and be a little less rigorous.se on the solidity of the cardboard moon, the children will be happy to knock it out with a stick! Did you like this tutorial? Send us photos of your piñatas via our Facebook page, and find other ideas on our Pinterest!