I was asked to make a Strawberry Shortcake pinata, and this is what I came up with. I wanted it to show Strawberry sitting on a strawberry.
Want to make one yourself? Here are my steps...
1. Trace a big circle. Mine was 29 inches. Then let your toddler break dance on it.
2. Cut a radius in your circle. Form your circle into a cone shape. I secured it with clear packing tape.
3. I made strips approximately 8 inches wide and secured them going north-south and east-west. This made a rounded top, but also had holes. I find that I make pinatas too hard to destroy, so I thought some weaker spots built in would be okay.
4. I put in a zip-tie at the top so I could hang the pinata. Next, I covered the entire strawberry in red tissue paper.
5. Time to start covering the pinata. I pleated red crepe paper working outward in a circle. Elmer's Glue is plenty strong enough.
6. Here's the whole pinata covered.
7. I made leaves out of a scrap of cardboard and covered them with green tissue paper.
8. I covered the leaves with the same pleating method.
9. To make Strawberry Shortcake, I trace an image I found online. I made two so that way she would be double-sided. I sandwiched a piece of cardboard between the two images so she'd be sturdy enough to sit up. I ended up making L-brackets to help her sit up straigher.
10. Lastly, I added some seeds.
Some more pictures of the finished product.