Pink Bunny Slipper Piñatas
YOU GUYS. Call your girls up STAT because it’s time to host the ULTIMATE sleepover party! Snuggle into your cutest jammies, pop in a movie, and pass out these DIY Pink Bunny Slipper Piñatas filled with all of your favorite candy!
I’ve been wanting to share a DIY piñata on here for awhile now but I couldn’t quite figure out what shape I wanted it to be. I'm not all that surprised that I ended up with pink bunny slippers since I like to keep things as quirky and fun as I possibly can around here. Plus, I figured since the coziest season of all is coming up, these would make the cutest favors for a sleepover party!
What You'll Need
Lightweight Cardboard (the type that cereal boxes are made from)
Glue Stick (will not leave splotches like liquid glue)
Nontoxic Pink Paint (you might need to do a coat of white paint under the pink first)
Pink, Light Pink, and Black Cardstock (for the ears, eyes, nose, and whiskers)
1) Cut 4 pieces of cardboard into a rounded oval shape like the image above. These are going to be the bases of the slippers. Mine were about 4 inches wide and 8 inches long each.
2) Next, cut 2 strips of cardboard about 1/2 an inch wide and make them long enough to wrap around the ovals (mine were about 20 1/2 inches long). Then put two ovals on top of each other and connect them using this strip of cardboard and scotch tape (repeat for other two ovals).
3) Cut 2 rectangular strips of cardboard about 2 1/2 inches wide and 11 inches long. Bend these around the front of your slippers and tape them like the image above. Then, cut 2 more strips of cardboard in a mounded shape about 4 inches wide and 4 1/2 inches long and tape these on top of your slippers. It's ok if things don't look perfect at this point - the flaws and tape will be covered up with all that pink fringe.
4) Paint your shoes pink everywhere but the inside of the shoe (where the candy will be). You might need to do a coat of white first to get a good solid pink color. While your paint dries, cut 2 more rectangular pieces of cardboard about 4 inches wide and 2 inches long. These will be the pieces that cover the candy. Paint those pink, too. You do not have to paint both sides of it (if you don't want paint touching the candy side).
5) While everything is drying, cut 4 ears out of your cardstock paper. I used a dark pink for the outside and a light pink for the inside of the ears and glued them together with a glue stick. The ears were about 2 1/4 inches wide and a little over 6 inches long. Your ears should have a flap like the image above that will be hidden in the final product and taped onto the piece that covers the candy. Make sure you tape the ears on with them facing the right way. Cut two slits into the piece that covers the candy so that it is bendable for candy to go in and out. Tape that piece onto the slipper with the ears facing forward like the image above.
6) Cut your pink tissue paper so that it has a fringe effect. Use a glue stick and add the fringe row by row starting with the bottom. Make sure that when you do the back piece that covers the candy, the slits still work so that candy can come in and out. I did not add fringe to the bottom or the part where the heel would be.
7) Cut out two eyes, a heart nose, and some whiskers from black cardstock and use your glue stick to attach them to the slippers. Fill the slippers with candy and throw yourself a party!