Make This Rocket Pop Piñata for Your 4th of July BBQ
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Make This Rocket Pop Piñata for Your 4th of July BBQ

Who doesn’t love Rocket Pops? You know the ones I’m talking about — the red, white and blue frozen staples at every Fourth of July BBQ in your childhood. Today, we’re bringing them back… in piñata form! Brit + Co has already gotten your Independence Day covered with DIY American flag shorts, a stars and stripes tank top, firecracker cupcakes and a swoon-worthy photo backdrop, so this rocket pop piñata will only take your July 4th to the next level.

I was really excited for this project since this was my first DIY piñata ever! I was a little (okay, a lot) intimidated by the idea of making a piñata from scratch, but it was actually really simple. Most of the steps are pretty repetitive, so it’s great to listen to a podcast or catch up on a show while you’re cutting and gluing. I opted for a Nicolas Sparks movie marathon, but that’s just me.

Materials and Tools:

— red, white and blue crepe paper streamers

— (2) 3-foot tall pieces of cardboard (I used a couple of old boxes)

— scissors

— liquid glue

— marker

— box cutter

— masking tape

Instructions:

1. Draw a rocket popsicle shape on a piece of cardboard. Cut it out using the box cutter.

2. Use that popsicle to trace another popsicle shape. Cut the second shape out.

3. Cut three-inch long strips from the leftover cardboard. Tape the strips vertically along the edges of one of the cardboard popsicles. Tape the second cardboard popsicle onto the strips to enclose the popsicle shape.

4. Cut fringe in the streamers.

5. Starting from the bottom, glue the fringe onto the cardboard. Glue blue fringe on the bottom third, white on the middle and red on the top third. I drew some loose guidelines to help me stay on track since I tend to zone out while doing repetitive crafting.

6. Add fringe to the back and the sides and don’t forget to cut a slit at the top if you want to add candy later. Keep adding fringe until all the cardboard is covered.



Draw a rocket popsicle shape on a piece of cardboard. Cut it out using the box cutter.



Use that popsicle to trace another popsicle shape. Cut the second shape out.



Cut three-inch long strips from the leftover cardboard.



Tape the strips vertically along the edges of one of the cardboard popsicles. Tape the second cardboard popsicle on the strips to enclose the popsicle shape.

Cut fringe in the streamers.

Starting from the bottom, glue the fringe onto the cardboard. Trim excess fringe.

Glue blue fringe on the bottom third, white on the middle and red on the top third. I drew some loose guidelines to help me stay on track since I tend to zone out while doing repetitive crafting.

Add fringe to the back and the sides — don’t forget to cut a slit at the top if you want to add candy later. Keep adding fringe until all the cardboard is covered.

Boom!



Happy Fourth of July everyone!

How are you celebrating July 4th? Share your photos with us on Instagram using the hashtag #iamcreative and tag @BritandCo. Need even more red, white and blue inspiration? Head to Pinterest STAT.

DIY Production + Styling: Irene Lee

Photography: Brittany Griffin