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Frankie Piñata

Don't let Frankenstein get your candy! Craft this fun Frankenstein pinata as one of your Halloween party activities. You'll have just as much fun create it as your kids will have destroying it. Make this Halloween a little more green with this fun craft project.

At a Glance:

#3356 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Mod Podge Logo

FolkArt ® One Stroke™ Brushes - Script Liner, #2 - 1272

Number Needed: 1 $2.99
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Pure Black, 2 oz. - 479

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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Titanium White, 2 oz. - 480

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Mod Podge ® Gloss, 4 oz. - CS11205

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Other Supplies

Filbert brush, Plastic milk/water jug (1 gallon), Craft knife, Candy, Masking tape, Scissors, Tissue paper – lime green, Foam paintbrush, Tacky glue, Black felt square, One 2” Styrofoam ball, Two googly eyes, Egg carton, Yarn, Skewer, Tape


  1. Make sure the milk container is clean and dry before starting. Cut a U-shaped flap in the back of the milk jug with a craft knife (parents help with the knife).
  2. Fill the jug with candy and tape the flap closed with a small piece of masking tape. This is just to hold the flap down as you add tissue paper, so you only need to use a little bit of tape.
  3. Cut your tissue paper into small (roughly 2”) squares and paste them to the jug with Mod Podge. Put as many or as few layers of tissue paper for your desired look, but be sure to cover the opening with two to three layers – this will hold the flap down just enough so that the piñata will be able to burst open when hit. Allow the Mod Podge to dry thoroughly.
  4. For hair, cut jagged bangs into the felt and glue to the piñata (use the photo for placement reference).
  5. Using the craft knife, slice the Styrofoam ball in half. Press your finger into the dome portion of the ball for the googly eyes. Glue the eyes into the wells on the balls. Glue the eyes to the piñata.
  6. Just above the eyes, paint a scar across the forehead and a squiggle on the chin Pure Black with a detail brush. Paint a squared mouth with the Pure Black. Using the larger brush. Paint teeth using the Titanium White.
  7. Cut 2 egg sections from the egg carton. Paint them with the Gunmetal Grey. Glue to the sides of the head with tacky glue.
  8. Using the tip of the craft knife, poke a small hole in the top back of the piñata. Poke a second hole in the back of the piñata about 1” down from the top. Tape a long piece of yarn to a skewer and thread through the two holes. Tie a knot in the yarn to secure and hang.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.