Teacher’s Apple Piñata

Teacher's Apple Piñata Tutorial on { lilluna.com } So cute and easy to make! Supplies include cardboard, red streamers, & brown paint!!

Hi there! It’s Kimberly from A Night Owl and I’m here to share another craft with you! Now that most of our kiddos are back in school, I thought it would be fun to share this fun Teacher’s Apple Piñata with you! Who says the start of school can’t be a party? I know there are mothers all across the country who are rejoicing right this moment! Maybe a little more time to craft, to get some projects done around the house? Sounds divine to me! Anyhow, no party can be a party without a piñata! At least in my book! So I thought it would be a hoot to craft piñata to kick off the school year right – a Teacher’s Apple Piñata!


  • Cardboard
  • Red streamers or crepe paper
  • Tape
  • Brown paint
  • Scissors
  • Glue


Simply cut out an apple shape from cardboard. I used boxes we had in the home, created a heart-shaped top with a flat bottom. Trace that onto another piece of card board for a duplicate shape for the back of the piñata. Then cut out a long strip of cardboard, enough to go around the circumference of the piñata and tape together.

Teacher's Apple Piñata Tutorial on { lilluna.com } So cute and easy to make! Supplies include cardboard, red streamers, & brown paint!!

Then use scissors or fringing shears to cut slits in your streamers or crepe paper, about half way up the strip. Once you have a lot of fringed streamers, start gluing the fringe on to your piñata, starting at the bottom, layering each additional fringe strip on top. I use hot glue for quickness and convenience, though it’s best to use regular white or craft glue towards the top, where the hot clue might show through the crepe paper. Cover your whole apple with fringe.

Cut out a small piece of cardboard out for the stem and paint with brown acrylic paint. Once dry, glue it to the back of your piñata to complete the apple look! If you’re going to hang, it would be easy to stream rope through a whole at the top of the stem.

Teacher's Apple Piñata Tutorial on { lilluna.com } So cute and easy to make! Supplies include cardboard, red streamers, & brown paint!!

Just fill this baby up with some candy and haul it down to your kid’s classroom this year. I’m sure the teacher will get a kick out of it! And though it’s likely that bats and blindfolds won’t be handed out (classroom nightmare?), perhaps it could make a cute addition to the classroom decor.

Teacher's Apple Piñata Tutorial on { lilluna.com } So cute and easy to make! Supplies include cardboard, red streamers, & brown paint!!

Or maybe you keep it for yourself and celebrate the first week or month back at school and let your kids at it? That could be fun too; though now that I say that I might have an issue with seeing this cute ‘lil apple taken to with a bat…

Love this piñata? Then you might like the MonstersU Piñata I made for the movie launch! I think piñatas might become a “thing” at our house. They’re just too fun! Be sure to check out the other fun crafts I’ve shared on Lil Luna this year too: a Royal Tee T-Shirt Stamp, a Framed Spring Wreath and an Anchors Away Wreath!

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I LOVE this Pinata!! Pure genius, Kimberly!!

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Anchors Away Wreath

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  1. 1

    I absolutely LOVE this! What a fun idea!
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  2. 2

    Oh my goodness! That is the cutest pinata I’ve ever seen! It would be so fun to take when my kiddos celebrate their birthdays at school. Awesome idea Kimberly! 🙂
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  3. 3

    I love this! Absolutely adorable!
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  4. 4

    I would have LOVED this as a child in school! So clever and absolutely ADORABLE!!
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  5. 5

    I never knew a piñata could be so simple to make! Can I fill it with apples too so my kid doesn’t go totally sugar-crazy?!

  6. 6

    Super cute and fun idea!

  7. 7

    SO cute!! My daughter would love to help make one of these!
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  8. 8

    How fun! I never have thought about making my own pinata! So simple and easy and you could do so many shapes for different festivities!
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    This is SO adorable and it looks way easier than papier mache! This is how I will have to do a pinata next time!
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  10. 10

    Pinatas will give us a lot of fun in our parties.
    You have done a great job and your post is awesome.
    I am very happy to see your post, i bought a pinata for my kids event from http://www.pinatas.com
    I definitely try it by my own for our next event.
    Thank You,
    Victoria Clark