I love piñatas. There’s something really satisfying about smashing a
colorful sculpture to pieces as heaps of candy scatter everywhere. It’s been years since I’ve been to a party where a piñata was the highlight so this year, I’m determined to incorporate it into my Cinco de Mayo festivities. Although a piñata is not the easiest thing to make from scratch, I will say that the process was so much fun – I can’t wait to make more!
- Fine crepe paper (cut into 2 inch strips and 1.5 inch strips)
- newspaper (cut into 1.5 inch strips)
- 7-8 sheets of thick cardstock
- punching balloon
- tacky glue
- masking tape
- utility knife
- thick rope
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The first step is create the core of the piñata using paper mâché . Blow
up the punching balloon and tie it into a knot. Take off the rubber band on the opposite side and place a piece of tape over the protruding section.
The paper paper mâché paste is made up of one part flour to one part
water – I used about 3 cups of flour and 3 cups of water for this project. Mix thoroughly. The paste should be a rather thick consistency since it’s the flour that will help bind the newspaper together.
Soak the newspaper strips into the paper mâché paste and remove the excess paste before placing it onto the balloon.
It helps to add the newspaper while the balloon is hanging. Tie twine
around the end of the balloon and suspend it from ceiling. Continue adding newspaper strips, making sure to overlap the strips. Allow to dry before adding a second and third layer. Dry completely overnight.