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How to make a pinata?


My son's birthday is coming up soon, and I'd like to make a piñata for his party. He's very young, though, so it can't be too hard to break down. Any suggestions?

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Jgirl89
Making a piñata is very easy to do. The bare minimum of crafting ability is needed to make a great product, and kids really enjoy knocking these things to smithereens.
These are the things you’ll need: a balloon, newspaper, white glue, water, and string. You’ll also want things to decorate it with; I use acrylic paint, tissue paper, stickers and glitter.
Blow up the balloon and knot it. The size of the balloon will be the approximate size of your piñata, so use your discretion as to how big or small you want it to be. Take the newspaper and tear it into long strips about an inch wide, and dip them into glue that’s been watered down a bit. Slough off the extra glue, and lay the strips on the balloon. Leave a hole near the knot where you can fill the piñata later. You’ll want have two or three layers of newspaper and glue on the balloon to make it sturdy, and you have to let it dry completely before moving on.
Once it’s dry, you can decorate the piñata. I usually turn them into animals like fish or birds, and the kids love them. After that’s dry and done, pop the balloon and pull it out of the piñata, then fill the cavity with candy or toys, or whatever you like! Seal the hole with more newspaper and glue, and then decorate it as well, and string the piñata up for your child’s abusive pleasure.

Here’s a video that shows you how to make one. They make it a bit fancier than I do, but it’s the same general principle, and it’s worked really well for me in the past. I hope your son really enjoys your hard work!



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