It’s just not a party without a piñata!  They’re always a hit with kids (when was the last time you saw one pass up anything that has to do with candy?), they’re easy and inexpensive to make, and they offer some great stress relief when it come time to whack ’em.  Tiffany from Simply Modern Mom had an ice cream party for her daughter, who also requested a piñata for the event.  She came up with a simple design that cleverly uses crepe paper streamers and coffee filters to decorate the outside.  (My Dollar Tree sometimes has the Baskin Robbins hard candies, which would be perfect for filling this giant cone!)  [how to make an ice cream cone piñata][via CraftyChica]

Project estimate:

  • Papier mache paste, on hand
  • Balloon, on hand
  • Wax paper, on hand
  • Packaging tape, on hand
  • Poster board, on hand or $1
  • Newspaper, on hand
  • Large masking tape, on hand or $1
  • Glue sticks, on hand
  • Crepe paper, on hand or $1
  • Unbleached coffee filters, on hand or $1
  • Cord, rope, or string, on hand
  • X-acto knife, on hand
  • Candy or other fillers, $1 and up

Total:  $1 and up