DIY Toothpaste Box Mini Pinatas

DIY Toothpaste Box Mini Pinatas

Hello Products has provided me to with product to facilitate this review, along with compensation for my time and effort in creating this content. As always, all opinions are my own.

For those toothpaste boxes that are just too cute to throw away, have I got the perfect craft for you; Mini Pinatas! This is a craft you can do with the kiddos on a rainy day. We’ve had quite a bit of those lately and I am here for them. There’s nothing like a little rain to make you slow down and relax. What better way to do so than crafting with the littles?

Hello toothpaste boxes are the star in this craft. I had been saving them up because I couldn’t bring myself to throw them away. They are so well done… thoughtfully designed, inside and out. Printed with soy inks on 100% recyclable paperboard, not only are Hello’s toothpaste boxes easy on the eyes but the environment too.


Empty toothpaste boxes
Crepe paper
Small treats
Liquid school glue – (a glue stick may be too rough on thin crepe paper)
Hot glue gun


First, cut several strips of crepe paper long enough to wrap around your box. Depending on the thickness of your crepe paper, you maybe need to glue one an initial layer of paper as a “primer”. Plan your layout and cut slits throughout your crepe paper for a fringe effect.

Next, poke a small hole in the top of the box flap to thread a loop of yarn. Feed the loop of yarn through the hole. The knotted portion of yarn should remain on the inside of the box. Use a few dabs of hot glue to secure the yarn in place.

On the opposite side of the box, cut off the flaps as this will act as the bottom on the pinata. Stuff the inside of the box with confetti and treats. Secure the contents inside by taping a strip of crepe paper across the bottom of the box. This will prevent the contents from spilling out, but will make it easy for them to fall out when it’s time to swing at the pinata.

Begin gluing crepe paper to the box according to your planned layout. Start from the bottom of the box and work your way up. If your crepe paper is on the thin side, you may need to cover the box with a layer before gluing on your fringed layer of paper. It’s also best to use liquid school glue or hot glue vs a glue stick if you have thin paper. About halfway into this project, I learned my lesson!

After assembling your mini pinatas, it’s time to swing and strike for treats! After consuming said treats, it’s important to thoroughly brush! From blue raspberry for the kiddos to mojito mint for the grown kiddos, Hello’s got you covered with their deliciously natural toothpastes. Give them a try – you’ll love ’em (store locator) and make your own mini pinatas.

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More fun with toothpaste: Check out our Healthy Smile Printable Activity Book.
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Sheena Tatum

Hey, I'm Sheena! I married my jr. high sweetheart and together, we raise three tiny humans in NW Indiana. I'm an introverted free-spirit and serial dreamer obsessed with all things tropical and carefree. I love inspiring others to live wholly and find beauty in the mundane. I don't always get it right, but I'll keep trying anyway. :) Email: [email protected]

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  • Emma Kelley March 25, 2017 at 11:08 AM

    I love your idea. This is so cute and simple to make! I will try making them with my kid on weekend. Thank you for your sharing!

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  • Anna March 14, 2017 at 6:38 PM

    This is so cute and simple to make! Looks like they’d bring a whole lot more joy, too. Will definitely try making a few soon!

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  • Amanda Love March 8, 2017 at 8:28 PM

    Who knew you could make mini pinatas for parties from toothpaste boxes! This is so much fun! Thanks for the instructions as well.

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  • Rosey March 8, 2017 at 5:32 AM

    Such a cute idea for using the box and making a craft. I’m going to look for the brand now too, just because I am curious!

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  • Shannon Graham March 7, 2017 at 6:57 PM

    Oh man! I wish I would have known about this the other day! I had to buy a pinata for my niece for her birthday and it was so flimsy! Such a cute way to reuse something!

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  • Melissa March 7, 2017 at 1:47 PM

    Those toothpaste boxes are so eco-friendly and then you repurpose them and make pinatas which makes them recycled again, how great. They really are cute and your kids must love them for parties.

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  • Mandee Suchland March 7, 2017 at 10:08 AM

    Omg these are literally the cutest things ever! i love regular pinatas, so i didn’t think they could get any cuter! My kids will love these.

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  • Joyce Brewer March 7, 2017 at 9:43 AM

    What a fun creative idea! This would make a cool rainy day craft.

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  • Toni | Boulder Locavore March 7, 2017 at 9:31 AM

    I love this idea! Such a fun way to recycle! Will try this with my kids!

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  • Jeanine March 7, 2017 at 8:51 AM

    Oh my goodness. These are way too cute. Such a fun idea, and with materials most have on hand already! I love this!

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  • Seattle Travel Blogger March 7, 2017 at 7:36 AM

    Mini Pinatas – what a great idea!
    These look like they are a lot of fun.

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  • Rach Ferrucci March 7, 2017 at 12:49 AM

    Ok that is the cutest idea ever. I love the little messages inside the toothpaste box

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  • Theresa March 6, 2017 at 9:48 PM

    What a fun way to upcycle those toothpaste boxes! My girls love HELLO pastes. They have some unique and tasty flavors that make them look forward to brushing!

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  • Liz Mays March 6, 2017 at 7:42 PM

    Oh these are so pretty! I’d love to make some and fill them with healthy treats. Hello toothpaste sounds great!

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  • Pam March 6, 2017 at 6:53 PM

    How fun is this? What a cute craft and a great way to upcycle!

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  • Bill Sweeney March 6, 2017 at 3:24 PM

    This is they type of project that’s great for kids’ parties. My wife used to make little things like this for the kids’ parties when they were little.

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  • Vera Sweeney March 6, 2017 at 3:19 PM

    Those are super cute! It’s amazing what you can do with a few simple items and a little creativity.

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  • Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle March 6, 2017 at 3:15 PM

    Those are cute! I love upcycled crafty stuff like this. They’re so much fun and EASY to make.

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  • Tracey March 6, 2017 at 2:56 PM

    How cute is this craft? And how cute does that toothpaste look? I will have to try the toothpaste and the craft soon!

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  • robin Rue March 6, 2017 at 1:37 PM

    That is such a cute idea. My kids would LOVE these.

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