DIY Taco Piñata

DIY Taco Piñata

A taco piñata!! Just in time for Cinco de Mayo! In case you didn’t know, I happen to love tacos. We have tacos for dinner (or with eggs for breakfast) at least once a week in my house. Tacos are for more than just Tuesdays.

In order to really do it up big this year for Cinco de Mayo, I decided a piñata was the way to go. This guy is really easy to make, because you don’t really have to worry about it being too sturdy. After all, you want it to be able to break. The base of this is just cardboard and tape. I recommend using the cardboard from the craft supply store that is the “trifold presentation” board. It is already big and gives you a blank canvas to work on. If want to make one with just regular cardboard that you have around the house (from all the amazon boxes), then I recommend grabbing some white craft paint, and apply it to the outside. This way, when you add on your crepe paper, that it will look nice and clean instead of dark and messy from the cardboard showing through.

I will be posting the video of this as soon as I can get it! Please find the step out for it below, and in the meantime, here is the link to the video on the Home and Family site.

DIY Taco Piñata

DIY Taco Piñata


  • box cutter or x-acto knife

  • cardboard

  • crepe paper; yellow, green, brown, white

  • foam sheets; red and orange

  • masking tape

  • candy

  • glue gun

  • scissors

  • fishing line


1. Cut the cardboard into two equal size half circles using a box cutter 2. Cut another piece of cardboard the length of the bottom of the half circles and about 3 inches wide 3. Cut another piece of cardboard the same size as the length, but with the center of the strip about 5 inches wide and the ends about 3 inches to create a tapered look once it is taped on 4. Tape the first strip to the bottom of the two half circles to create the base of the taco 5. Take the second and tape it close to the top of the rounded part of the half circles, making sure to leave a few inches at the top for decorations 6. Leave a section untaped so that you can fill it with candy; after filling with candy, seal with tape 7. Cut the yellow crepe paper so that one side is fringed, cutting about half way through or so 8. Attach onto the cardboard sides using a glue gun to create the shell of the taco 9. Use the other crepe paper to create the filling; example, red foam sheets for tomatoes, thick green crepe paper for lettuce or guacamole, orange foam sheets cut into strips for cheese, white crepe paper for sour cream; attach these options with a glue gun





DIY Taco Piñata

DIY Taco Piñata

DIY Taco Piñata

DIY Taco Piñata