There's nothing more fun than a pinata. Make one for your Easter party this weekend!
What You Need:
Orange construction paper
Yellow and White tissue paper (2 packages of each)
Candy to fill pinata
How to Make It:
1. Paper Mache Prep
Combine 1 part flour with 1 part water. Add salt and whisk until smooth.
Inflate balloon and tape down knot. Rest balloon on empty jar or bowl.
Cut newspaper into strips.
(NOTE: Salt prevents mold – in case you need to make pinata ahead of time.)
2. Paper Mache Balloon
Dip newspaper strips into paper mache mixture.
Cover balloon with 3 to 4 layers of paper mache.
Squeeze excess mixture off and lay strips over balloon, smoothing as you work.
(NOTE: The balloon acts as a form for the pinata. Squeeze excess mixture off newspaper strip and lay on balloon – smoothing as you work – helps for a lump-free pinata.)
3. Tissue Paper Design
Attach tissue paper strips to pinata with craft glue.
(NOTE: Use regular white glue to stick tissue paper onto pinata body
Allow newspaper to completely dry, then pop balloon.)
4. Finish Up
Attach accessories and fill.
Using orange construction paper cut out beak and feet, then attach to pinata.
Fill pinata with Easter candy.