Giant Globe Back-to-School Pinata

Giant Globe Back-to-School Pinata

Can you believe it’s already back to school season? Summer always flies by. Brush up on your geography by making this DIY globe piñata!

Giant Globe Back-to-School Pinata

Using a paper lantern as a base for this piñata saves a lot of time – if you want to fill your piñata with back to school supplies though, paper mache a round balloon for a stronger base structure instead. And for some extra geography fun, try putting little red X’s on places you’ve visited!

Giant Globe Back-to-School Pinata

What You Need

Giant Globe Back-to-School Pinata
  • Paper lantern
  • Crepe paper
  • Cardstock (green)
  • White paper
  • White glue
  • Pencil
  • String
  • Scissors
  • Masking tape
  • Packing tape

How-To

Giant Globe Back-to-School Pinata

Step 1
Assemble your paper lantern and cover the bottom opening with a piece of paper and tape. Then fringe lengths of blue crepe paper and, starting from the bottom, glue onto the lantern in a spiral pattern.

Giant Globe Back-to-School Pinata

Step 2
Keep gluing the fringe around the lantern. Once you get close to the top, stop and tie a piece of string to the metal crossbar to hang the piñata.

Giant Globe Back-to-School Pinata

Step 3
Cut another piece of white paper to cover the top lantern hole, this time with a small hole in the center for the string to go through. Tape in place. (If filling with confetti or light-weight treats, do this before you close the top.)

Giant Globe Back-to-School Pinata

Step 4
Continue gluing the fringe onto the lantern until the whole thing is covered.

Giant Globe Back-to-School Pinata

Step 5
Sketch and cut out the continents on the green card stock. Use a map for reference.

Giant Globe Back-to-School Pinata

Step 6
Glue the paper continents onto the lantern.

Giant Globe Back-to-School Pinata

Step 7
To make the holder for the globe, draw and cut a C shape (make sure it fits around your lantern!) out of cardboard. For the base, trace a dinner plate onto white cardstock and cut out and form into a shallow cone.

Giant Globe Back-to-School Pinata

Step 8
Cover the holder with grey crepe paper fringe.

Giant Globe Back-to-School Pinata

Step 9
Glue onto the top of the globe, near the string, and on the bottom where the South Pole would be.

Giant Globe Back-to-School Pinata

Step 10
Glue grey crepe fringe onto the base until covered. Snip the top point off of the cone.

Giant Globe Back-to-School Pinata

Step 11
Glue the base onto to bottom of the globe holder and voila!

Giant Globe Back-to-School Pinata Giant Globe Back-to-School Pinata Giant Globe Back-to-School Pinata

Happy crafting! :)

 

 

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