Piñatas aren’t just for Birthday parties. Since Easter is known for its abundance of candy, you can make a piñata that is in the shape of an Easter egg. Kids will love helping you with this craft, as it is quite messy.
You will need the following items to make your Easter piñata:
- An oval shaped balloon
- Large bowl
- Newspaper strips
- Tempera paints
- Individually wrapped pieces of candy
Follow these steps to make your Easter piñata:
Blow up an oval shaped balloon and tie the end tight so that it doesn’t come undone.
Lay the balloon over several sheets of newspaper. The messy part is coming up.
Pour 2 cups of water and 1 cup of flour in a large bowl and mix them together. This is your paper mache paste.
Dip your newspaper strips into the paste one at a time and set them on the balloon. You want the strips to overlap. Keep doing this until the entire balloon has been covered in newspaper strips.
Set your balloon aside until all of the newspaper strips dry. This will take between 24 and 48 hours.
Repeat steps 3 through 5 to give the Easter piñata a second layer of newspaper.
Cut three sides of a rectangle out of the top of the piñata. This will pop the balloon and create a space for you to insert candy. Turn the piñata upside down and shake it until the shriveled up balloon comes out.
Paint the piñata to look like an Easter egg. You can make any pattern that you wish. Be creative.
Wait for the paint to dry.
Fill the piñata with candy and hang from a tree limb.