Having a pinata at your party is a great way to provide entertainment to the kids. It is very easy to build your own, making the pinata with the kids is just as fun as breaking it! My kids love the proccess!
1. Make the paper mache paste.
In a bowl, mix 2 cups of flour, 2 cups of water, and a tablespoon of salt. Stir the mixture until it starts to thicken like a batter. Don’t worry about breaking down all the lumps; you want the batter to be relatively smooth but it will likely still have chunks of flour in it.
2. Prepare your paper mache strips.
Tear some newspaper into strips that are about 2.5 to 5.1 cm wide and 15 to 20 cm)long. This will make the newspaper lay nice and flat on the balloon. You will need to prepare many of these strips of paper, so that you have enough to cover your balloon in several layers.
3. Inflate your balloon.
This will form the body of your pinata, so make sure you make it nice and big. Round balloons are preferable because they will create a larger space for all of the candy.
4. Apply the paper mache paste to your paper strips.
Use a paintbrush or dip the strips into your paste and remove any excess paste by running the strips through your pinched fingers or dragging them along the edge of the bowl.
5. Let the pinata dry.
Once you have finished adding layers of paper mache, let the pinata sit until it is completely dry and has hardened. May take several days to dry id its on winter.
6. Decorating the Pinata.
Here you can use your imatination. First is better to paint the pinata and then you can glue crepe paper to the pinata.
7. Make the hole for the candy.
Pop the ballon and remove it, here is the hole to inser the goodies. If the hole is small make tis larger and insert. Tie a string or ribbon to the holes to create a loop. This will come in handy later when it comes time to hang the pinata.
8. Put the goodies in.
Start adding in candy, streamers, stickers, confetti, small toys or anything else you like. Its important to avoid adding any candy that is not wrapped and toys that might break easily.
Good Luck with your pinata