My 3 year old son thinks everyone gets a piñata for their birthday. He has this dream to be strong enough to break open the piñata himself. When it came time to send my niece a gift for her 6th birthday, a piñata seemed necessary! I knew I wanted to give her money for her birthday, so the piñata became a fun delivery method. From previous experience of sending my nephew a piñata in the mail during the summer, I knew chocolate was going to get a little soft in transportation, so I looked for candy that would fare a bit better. My niece likes Smarties and I found Ring Pops at Target, which I just had to get. They remind me of being a kid! And the Ring Pop became the inspiration for the piñata shape!
I debated between buying a piñata and making one myself. But as soon as I got those Ring Pops, I knew I wanted to make one. I found a gem paper template online from minieco.co.uk and scaled it up about 300%. I then cut it out of card stock, folded and glued it and decorated it with my niece's favorite color, pink!
I bought the Smarties and Ring Pops at Target. It looks like you can only buy the Ring Pops in the store and not online at Target. However, here is a link to purchase them elsewhere online: