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Fortnite Birthday Party Ideas and DIY Decorations Tutorials
If you are here, I’m guessing you know a little something about Fortnite. In a nutshell, Fortnite is an apocalyptic survival video game that pits players against 99 others in a fight for survival. No wonder our kids love it! I’m going to give you some fun and easy Fortnite Birthday Party ideas and show you how to make Fortnite party decorations yourself using items you have at home or that you can buy at The Dollar Store.
My two sons (7 and 10) spend hours each night, fighting to the finish in Fortnite Battle Royale. When I asked about what to do for their upcoming birthday party, there was no hesitation. Fortnite Battle Royale. Great, we have a feature! Where can I find all the supplies for a Fortnite Birthday Party? There’s not much available yet for this specific theme. Oh well, good thing I planned early this year.
I’ve done lots of digging on Pinterest and come up with some pretty cool DIY projects that won’t break the bank. I’m going to be adding additional tutorials, photos, and detailed information to this post as I finish each DIY, so keep checking back periodically for more Fortnite fun! Also, there is a great etsy store with different Fortnite printables you can purchase: Sarah Marie Kays Printshop.
Fortnite Loot Llama Pinata DIY
First, the boys requested the Fortnite Loot Llama Pinata (picture above). But, there were not many affordable choices on Amazon or Etsy so I decided to try and make one.
Materials to Make a DIY Loot Llama Pinata:
- cardboard boxes
- sharpie marker
- double-sided tape
- duct tape or shipping tape
- mod podge, glue, and glue stick
- black electrical tape
- tissue paper (white, purple, blue, turquoise, etc.)
- purple curly bows (set of two)
- printer (to print-out the eyes, harness, and pouch that I made)
- cardstock (for printer)
- brown or gray construction paper
- large bags of candy for filling
- paperclip and thick string or twine for hanging pinata
- **COST: $2.00 to make the Loot Llama – minus the candy.
Fortunately, I had most all of these materials on hand. I did pick-up some purple tissue paper and purple bows at the Dollar Store.
Getting Started – Fortnite Birthday Party Loot Llama Decor and Pinata
Holly (our sassy cat), picked out this Amazon box for me to use. But, any cardboard box that you have should be fine. First, I pulled up a few Fortnite Loot Llama images on Google search. Then, I used a pencil to rough-draft a sketch of the Llama, then went back over it with a sharpie. Next, I cut-out the drawing, placed it on another flat piece of cardboard and traced the image. After cutting out the second image, I cut long, thin strips of cardboard to use as my edges to join the two llamas together. You can attach all the pieces with either duct tape, shipping tape, or masking tape.
I’ve Gotcha Covered
Next, I paper mached the entire outside of the llama. For this, you can use Mod Podge or Elmer’s school glue mixed with a little bit of water, a paintbrush, white tissue paper, and scissors to cut the strips. Once you have covered the llama in white tissue paper, let it dry overnight. I made the llama’s legs using rolled up cardboard and attached them to the bottom with duct tape. I covered the outside of the legs with dark blue tissue paper. As you can see from the photos, you will be taking various colors of tissue paper, cutting short strips, and attaching each layer to the llama. You will continue alternating the colors until you get up near the neck. I used purple tissue paper as far up as I could go. Then, I painted the face and head with some old purple paint.
Below are the PDF files you can print, cut, and add to your llama pinata:
- Llama Eyes and harness hardware
- Brown Harness for Llama
- (1) Lock and pouch for Llama
- (2) Lock and pouch for Llama
Finally, apply the arrow page to the brown colored paper. I used my sharpie to add the little mark on the lock (see third photo). I didn’t actually attach the saddle to my llama, as that is where I will be putting in all the candy. I’m going to use my Loot Llama as table decor during the party. But, near the end of the party, I will attach a paperclip and twine to the llama and hang from the outdoor balcony.
Fortnite Pickaxe Harvesting Tool DIY
Materials to Make a DIY Pickaxe:
- plastic ninja nunchucks from The Dollar Store
- sharpie marker
- cutting blade or scissors
- foam board
- duct tape
- Elmer’s glue (or homemade paste)
- toilet paper
- paint brush
- gray and black acrylic paint
- **COST: $7.00 for 14 plastic “handles” from The Dollar Store
First, I picked up 7 of these plastic ninja nunchucks, to use as pickaxe handles. Then, using foam board and cardboard boxes, I traced a pickaxe head image onto both and cut out. Next, I layered several pieces of foam board and cardboard together and taped to the plastic handle using duct tape. After that, I used toilet paper strips and glue paste to paper mache over the pickaxe. About two hours later, and once the paper had dried, I used gray paint for the front, back, and side of the pickaxe head to make it look like metal or stone. In the same way, let the gray paint dry overnight (see how I used the dog crate to hold up and separate the pickaxes for drying?).
The next morning, I put black paint on a paper plate and dipped a paper towel into it. I used this to go around the edges of each pickaxe head and around the base where the head and handle connect. Next, use some twine to tie around the pickaxe head, so it looks like the twine is holding the pickaxe together. As you can see, the point is to try and make some slightly sturdy, but soft, real-ish looking pickaxes so the kids can go crazy outside with them. I think we have accomplished this. : )
Fortnite Battle Royale Location Signs
Note: For this project, I did use my Silhouette Cameo 3, with white vinyl for the letters. This is probably one of my favorite projects to make. : )
Materials to Make Fortnite Battle Royale Location Signs:
- black foam board
- cutting blade or scissors
- white, vinyl letters (printed on Cameo 3); You could also paint white letters or buy white sticky letters
- skewers or thin sticks of some kind
- duct tape
- **COST: Nothing. I had all of these supplies on-hand.
To begin, cut a standard size piece of black foam board into four, even pieces. And, make one of the ends into an arrow. Next, ask your kids to name some of their favorite Battle Royale Locations. There are up to 20 locations. Once you have your list, go ahead and enter these into your Cameo software (using various fonts for each name), and print out on white vinyl. Then, place the white letters onto the black foam board. The stickers will peel off easily onto the foam board. You want to turn about half of your location names in one direction and half going in the other direction. After that, position a wood skewer on the back of your sign and tape into place with duct tape. I placed my Fortnite location signs all around a tree we have in the backyard, near the kids’ fort.
Fortnite Bandages DIY
Bandages are a common consumable healing item in Fortnite Battle Royale.
Materials to Make Fortnite Bandages:
- several rolls of white paper towels
- double-sided tape
- red construction paper and white copy paper
- I was in a rush, so I downloaded this printable: paper towel label
- **Cost: $2.00 for paper towels, $2.95 download pdf
Print-out these labels, or make your own out of red and white paper. Attach to a paper towel with double-sided tape. Done!
These are going to look great as party props!
Fortnite Photo Booth Props DIY
Materials to Make Photo Booth Props:
- white foam board
- tape or duct tape
- wood skewers
- white cardstock
- buy download here: photo booth printables
- **COST: $6.95 for pdf download
Print out on white cardstock, cut out a small piece of white foam board, and attach a wood skewer to both with some strong tape. You are now ready for group photos!
This was such a fun project! Stay tuned for more projects that will be added in the coming weeks. Yayyyyyy!!!!!
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