Make mini bat pinatas

Make mini bat pinatas

These cute individual pinatas will be a big hit with the kids on Halloween. Just pull their tail and all the lollies will come falling out.

What you need:

  • 1 x bat wing printable
  • 1 x toilet roll
  • 1 x A4 piece of black craft paper
  • 1 x small square of black tissue paper (about 8cm x 8cm)
  • 2 x googly craft eyes
  • 1 x black pipe cleaner
  • 1 x small bead
  • glue
  • scissors
  • black wool or string

Number of players:


This is similar to the toilet roll party bon bons. The diagram below shows you how it eventually goes together.

The only differences: there are lollies inside the pinata and the bats have folded down ears instead of a rocket cap on top.

First cut wings, a circle (same size as the base of the toilet roll) and a rectangle measuring 10cm x 14.5cm out of the black craft paper.

Now you need to create the plug at the base of the bat that will release the lollies. 

Take the circle you just cut from craft paper, place it in the centre of your square of tissue paper. Glue them together. 

Push the pipe cleaner through the centre of both.  On one side, thread the bead so it sits on top of the plug. (This will break the base of the pinata open when the pipe cleaner is pulled.)

Now glue that to the base of the toilet roll, by folding the tissue up around the bottom of the roll. (See video.)

Get the rectangular piece of black paper and wrap it around the toilet roll.  Glue it in place.

Fill the pinata with lollies before you go any further.

Fold each half of the top edge of the toilet roll inwards, to form the bat's ears. (See video.)

Glue the wings in place.

Coil the pipe cleaner around your finger to create a curly bat's tail.

Attach a piece of string to the top of the bat so you can hang it up.

When it's time, pull the bat's tail and the lollies should come falling out.  A short, sharp yank works best. Don't be polite.

  • Thanks to our sister company Kidspot Australia for creating the instructional video.

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