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DIY Piñata’s

Updated on March 22, 2018

This is a beautiful piñata that is stronger than typical cardboard store bought pinatas

My children were so helpful and spoke about how fun it was to have a snow day. Not to mention we had a great time hitting the piñata
My children were so helpful and spoke about how fun it was to have a snow day. Not to mention we had a great time hitting the piñata
If you are pressed on time and only have one snow day or rainy Saturday or Sunday a box can be substituted. As long as you cover the entire piñata in white paper before decorating. I once used a cereal box and juice box and taped them together
If you are pressed on time and only have one snow day or rainy Saturday or Sunday a box can be substituted. As long as you cover the entire piñata in white paper before decorating. I once used a cereal box and juice box and taped them together

Kids love getting their hands dirty and I am sure you have glue left over from all the slime craze!

Be sure to cover all parts of the piñata so there are no holes

Dip the strips of newspaper and saturate them in the glue and flour mixture. Place the newspaper stips around and around the balloon. Once all newspaper is covered use white stips of paper.
Dip the strips of newspaper and saturate them in the glue and flour mixture. Place the newspaper stips around and around the balloon. Once all newspaper is covered use white stips of paper.

Put the glue in a bowl paint brushes to paint the glue on

Be sure to use tissue paper that is cute in squares and paint the glue on piñata. As an added security that the tissue won’t fall off dip scrunched tissue paper squares in the glue them stick them to the piñata. Designs are endless
Be sure to use tissue paper that is cute in squares and paint the glue on piñata. As an added security that the tissue won’t fall off dip scrunched tissue paper squares in the glue them stick them to the piñata. Designs are endless

Sometimes I like to use a table cloth so I can throw the whole mess away when the fun is done

Children like to prep most of the components. They can cut the tissue squares, pour and mix the glue. Children and even teenagers can help put the tissue squares on. You can scrunch the tissue squares small or make them puffy it’s your choice.
Children like to prep most of the components. They can cut the tissue squares, pour and mix the glue. Children and even teenagers can help put the tissue squares on. You can scrunch the tissue squares small or make them puffy it’s your choice.
Once all the tissue paper is on the balloon. (Which you may have to assist with because this can be a long process) Cut out shapes with colored oak tag. You can make arms and legs, eyes, bows or anything your heart desires.
Once all the tissue paper is on the balloon. (Which you may have to assist with because this can be a long process) Cut out shapes with colored oak tag. You can make arms and legs, eyes, bows or anything your heart desires.
This project is good with independence and patience. It also teaches children sequencing, fine motor skills and confidence.
This project is good with independence and patience. It also teaches children sequencing, fine motor skills and confidence.
When it’s time to hit the piñata you can be sure it will take a while and this is where team work and gross motor skills come in to play .
When it’s time to hit the piñata you can be sure it will take a while and this is where team work and gross motor skills come in to play .
A piñata can be make weekly for themes in summer camp or monthly as a childcare, preschool or daycare celebration of the months events.
A piñata can be make weekly for themes in summer camp or monthly as a childcare, preschool or daycare celebration of the months events.

Children will be so proud of what they made. It keeps the interest of your young ones for extended amounts of time. Possibilities are endless such as minions, M

  1. Mix together flour, water and glue, until it is watery paste.
  2. Blow up balloon.
  3. Dip strips of cut up newspaper into the paste mixture. Rub the strips of newspaper on balloon until it is completely covered with wet newspaper. Leave the top by the tie open
  4. After the balloon hardens. ( The next day.) pop the balloon and take it out.
  5. Finally decorate the pinata. I like to fill up a bowl with glue, then dip square sheets of tissue paper into it and onto the balloon. You can also paint it of cover with cray paper.

Fill with Candy or small toys!!! Then close hole with tissue paper or cardboard and string pinata with a ribbon or string by using a scissor to make a small hole in a strong part of the pinata.

You will need

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 bottle glue
  • a stack of cut up newspaper
  • 1 cup water, mix until pasty
  • cut up squares tissue paper
  • one or two balloons


5 stars from 1 rating of Easter Egg Pinata

Every occasion deserves a pinata! Next time you show up to a family event, be the hero and bring the most fun game!

I made Minnie Mouse and after this event made a robot out of cereal boxes and have done this activity in numerous teaching settings

Here is a piñata I made for my daughters last birthday...same technique
Here is a piñata I made for my daughters last birthday...same technique

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    • MissEbiz profile imageAUTHOR

      Elizabeth Tomaszewski 

      4 years ago from Riverside NJ

      Yay! I am glad it was helpful! My son kept saying how fun it was to get messy :) I am going to bring them to an Easter party. I made a minnie mouse one for my daughters birthday and a spiderman head for my sons. Good luck!

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      Victoria Van Ness 

      4 years ago from Fountain, CO

      How fun! I've always wanted to know how to make a pinata! Thanks for the great article!

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