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Mini Sugar Skull Piñata DIY

This Mini Sugar Skull Piñata DIY is soo cute, perfect for Day of the Dead craft night or just to make for yourself. I’ve attached a printable you can cut out to use for this project!

I was feeling frisky tonight and made it into a video. By the way, I’ve been slack a lackin’ on my videos – now that I have my new art space, I plan to crank them out once or twice a week!

In the meantime, here is the mini sugar skull piñata tutorial!

NOTE: I’m currently designing a new skull die, but in the meantime, you can use the printable I attached below!

YouTube video

SUPPLIES for Mini Sugar Skull Piñata DIY:

Crafty Chica Sugar Skull  – use this printable: Free Printable – Sugar Skull

you can use a craft knife to cut out the face to use for this project!



Tissue paper or party streamer


White craft glue


Filler: small candies or confetti!

Sugar skull mini-pinata with tissue paper ruffles

Directions for Mini Sugar Skull Piñata DIY:

Cut two sets of the die, then cut a strip that is about 1″ wide and tape it along the side of one of the skulls, then the other. Watch the video to see the technique. Don’t forget to insert your goodies before you seal up the piñata! Add the party streamer as ruffles, or add strips of tissue paper and use the scissors to make fringe.

Where to use these mini sugar skull piñatas:

  • Party gifts
  • Promo items
  • Craft night project
  • Gift tags
  • Muertos ofrenda – add the name of a loved one across the forehead!
  • String them together to make garland
  • Combine with other Day of the Dead crafts

By the way, if you want to to see how to make a large sugar skull piñata – I have a tutorial for that too!

YouTube video


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