This year I decided to give beads as part of the take home party bag. I bought wooden beads on e-bay, then I had a hunt for really cheap bead containers. You wouldn't believe how hard it was to find the right thing for the right price! Eventually I found these little containers - $3 for 12. I think the beads look pretty cute in the little jars!
I decided to make origami boxes to put the beads in -
I wasn't sure if the boys would like the beads, so I put together a crafty alternative -
Here are all the assembled boxes -
Here is the next stage of the pinata. At this stage I was panicking a little - it kind of looks like it could all go badly wrong and end up a hen's night pinata!!
But it all turned out in the end, and my little girl got her fairy pinata.