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Make a DIY pinata recycle craft tubes newspaper

Teach Kids to Love and Care for Earth Recycle Craft!

At Planetpals we believe if you teach kids to appreciate beautiful things on Earth, they will learn to love and care for it! It's that simple.

Recycle Everyday Objects

Great craft for a school lesson plan, girl scouts, boy scouts or home project.

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Make A Recycle Piniata

This Party Piniata is A Natural!

At home or at school this craft is cool!

Make your very own Piniata from recycled items.

pinata recycle craft

Make A Piniata With Newspaper and Tubes

Love this project! My good friend June Rubin in San Diego CA did this project with her Piniata Making Class at the Tierrasanta Recreation Center. The class was all girls.

It is a great recycled art project using old newspapers and paper towel rolls to make the forms.

DIY Earth Pinata
Make an Earth Pinata for Earthday!


Tools needed for this hat project (above)

  • Bowls
  • Newsapers
  • Paper Tubes (paper towels, toilet paper, oatmeal boxes)
  • Glue
  • Filling (candy, toys, etc)
  • String


  • Decide on a form (IE: Donkey, dog, etc)
  • Construct the Piniata Form using tubes and or boxes
  • Fill the boxes with fillings
  • Paste the newspaper over the constructed form to mold the shape
  • Add a heavy string or twine to the center hang it from (Best wrapped around the center body)
  • Cut colored tissue in strips approx 5 inches wide
    and then cut 3/4 inch sections about 3.5 inches (leaving approx 1/2 inch uncut on each 4 inch strip) (see diagram)
  • Cover the final shape in tissue paper strips
    Overlapping every 1/2 inch or so
  • Glue only the top 1/2 inch (see diagram)recycle!
  • Add eyes-newsprint will work)


  • You could use small boxes (such as toasties etc) in place of tubes
  • Save tissue paper from gifts to make this a 100% recycle craft!
  • You can add two strings if that makes it easier to hang

Options / Ideas:

  • Great kids party project--If it's a Lego party make Lego shaped piniata A Pirate Party make a treasure chest. Etc.
  • Make an Earth Piniata for Earth Day using a balloon or Ball.

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  • Send an invitation to this Birthday Party to a friend!
  • Play "Make Planetpals Dance" game!
    ( You will need acrobat reader for these)
  • Get your Party HAT!
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  • Free Planetpals Birthday Party Sign
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