Patriotic Popsicle Piñata Craft

by Lynn Lilly, May 13 2024

Summer is here and what better way to celebrate than with a popsicle.... but not exactly the way you think! How about a patriotic candy filled piñata popsicle! Piñatas have been a long time favorite party decoration and activity. I remember as a child having so much with piñatas at parties and over time they have become more than just an activity but also a trendy party decoration. Today I am showing you how easy it is to create your own popsicle piñata at home with Aleene's Quick Dry Tacky Glue. You can use this same technique with any shape! 


  • Aleene's Quick Dry Tacky Glue
  • Cardboard
  • Tissue Paper in Red, White, Blue
  • Poster Board (any color)
  • Scissors
  • Small Piece of Clear Packing Tape
  • Pencil
  • Candy


  1. Take a scrap piece of cardboard and draw an upside down "u" shape to make the popsicle. You can determine the size of your popsicle. This will determine how much poster board and tissue paper you need. 
  2. Cut a popsicle stick handle out of cardboard. Size the stick based on the size of the popsicle. 
  3. Cut a piece of poster board approximately 4" wide (my poster is double sided red/green but any color works). It needs to be long enough to fit around the boarder of the popsicle. You might need to use multiple pieces. 
  4. Cut small strips of poster board. These will help connect the border piece from step 3. Glue these about 3-4" apart along the boarder strip. Fold each strip up to create a crease. 
  5. Apply a small dot of Quick Dry Aleene's Tacky Glue on each connector piece and glue the boarder around the popsicle. 
  6. Cut a section in the corner and leave it open. This is where you will put a insert the candy. 
  7. Take two sheets of white tissue paper and wrap the front of the popsicle like a present securing it with glue. 
  8. Cut a slit in the poster board at the base of the popsicle. This where the stick will be inserted. 
  9. Cut long strips of red, white and blue tissue paper that are about 2" wide. Cut fringe along each strip. 
  10. Decide on a color pattern before you start gluing. I color blocked doing each third a different color. When you glue on the strips slightly overlap each strap. Wrap them around the front, sides and bottom until you cover the entire piñata. Don't forget to leave the candy trap open. 
  11. Once you are done adding the fringe, fill the piñata with candy. Use a small piece of clear packing tape to take the doors shut. 
  12. If you want to hang the piñata you can glue a piece of yarn or string to the back. Make sure it is completely dry before hanging. If you need extra reinforcement you can also staple it to the back. 

I think this piñata is too cute to hit for candy! 

DIY Popsicle Piñata

Patriotic Popsicle Piñata Craft

Don't forget to visit Aleene's website for more creative ideas and to purchase their whole line up of adhesives. 

Happy Crafting! 

xoxo- LL


This project was sponsored by Aleene's but all thoughts and opinions where my own! 

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