Piñata Christmas Tree Ornaments

Piñata Christmas tree ornaments

These Piñata Christmas Tree Ornaments are a great craft for a toddler or preschooler up to early grade school. Keep reading to see how we made them!

These are also one of the 14 adorable Christmas crafts for kids that we’ve made lately, in case you’d like to check those out too.

Piñata Christmas Tree Ornaments

This craft involves making a basic triangular form for the pinata, filling it with candy (optional), and then decorating with crepe paper streamers and pom poms. Here’s what you’ll need for this kids ornament craft:

Supplies for Making Piñata Christmas Tree Ornaments with Kids

Supplies for Piñata Christmas tree ornaments

December is a great time for crafting. Making ornaments for the tree is a fun way to add a personal touch to your festive decorations (and keep the little ones busy!).

Here are the supplies you’ll need to gather for the Piñata Christmas Tree Ornaments:

  • Empty Cardboard Box
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Marker
  • Green Crepe Paper Streamers
  • Pom Poms
  • Ribbon

Gather all your supplies together before starting this craft project!

Cutting Out Pinata Shapes

How to make Piñata Christmas tree ornaments

Here is how to make Piñata Christmas Tree Ornaments.

  1. Draw out basic tree triangles on the cardboard. The sides of the triangle will need an extra 1/2 inch or centimetre to make a tab for the sides.
  2. Cut out the triangles, being sure to cut outside the tabs (don’t cut off the perimeter tabs).
  3. Fold the tabs over to create the sides.
  4. Tape the pieces of cardboard together to make the empty pinata form. Imagine you’re making a triangular Smartie box.
  5. Cut a few strips of green crepe paper of the streamer roll.
  6. Cut little slots into the side of the crepe paper to create a fringe.
  7. Tape or glue the crepe paper onto the cardboard form, starting at the bottom of the tree triangle.
  8. Decorate the tree ornament with pom poms.
  9. Add a ribbon loop to hang the ornament on the tree!

That’s how to make a Piñata Christmas Tree Ornament! Here are photos to help you follow along with the steps:

Drawing Out Forms on Cardboard Box
Drawing out the forms with side tabs on the empty cardboard box
Forms for Pinata Tree Decorations
Here is the first form cut out (tabs and all) and then a copy of it. I’ll fold tabs onto both of these.
Making Pinata Forms for Ornaments
Folding the tabs over to create the sides of the pinata form
Making Mini Pinata Form with Cardboard
Taping the two triangles of cardboard together to create an empty pinata form
Fill the Pinata with Holiday Smarties
Here is the empty pinata form. Now is the time to fill it with green and red Smarties!
Mini Pinata Forms Before Decorating
Here are the finished taped-closed pinata tree forms. Now its time to decorate!
Cutting Off Section of Crepe Paper for Piñata Christmas Tree Ornaments
Cutting off some loops of crepe paper from the streamer
Crepe Paper Strips to Cut
Strips of green crepe paper for the tree ornament
Turning Paper Streamers into Piñata Christmas Tree Ornaments Decorations
Cutting the fringe into the green crepe paper for the mini pinata ornaments
Turning Paper Streamers into Piñata Christmas Tree Ornaments Decorations
Wrapping the pinata forms with green crepe paper
Pom Poms on Piñata Christmas Tree Ornaments
Decorating the pinata ornaments with pom poms
Kids DIY Ornaments - Piñata Christmas Tree Ornaments Project
Gluing on more pom poms with tacky glue
Preschool Piñata Christmas Tree Ornaments
Ta-Da!! Finished Preschool Piñata Christmas Tree Ornaments

Hang up your new Piñata Christmas tree ornaments!

Here is a Piñata Christmas tree ornament up on the holiday tree:

Kids DIY Preschool Piñata Christmas Tree Ornament

Also – We’ve been crafting up a storm this month! Here are some other crafts we’ve made:


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