Since little balloons make the perfect egg shape, we couldn’t resist making these Easter egg pinatas. We decided to use 5-inch balloons so each child at our Easter party could have their own pinata. Then, we filled them up with candy eggs. But if you’re trying to avoid sweets, confetti is another fun alternative. I can’t wait to see the creative ways they use to break them open! (Love pinatas like I do? Then don’t miss all our DIY pinatas right here!)
Materials: Newspaper, Flour, Water, Bowl, Ribbon, Mini balloons (5inch), Crepe paper, Scissors, Quick Dry Tacky Glue
Step 1: Inflate balloons and tie with a ribbon.
Step 2: Tear newspaper into small pieces, the pieces should be small enough that they don’t wrinkle and fold when placed on the balloon.
Step 3: Prepare the paper maché by mixing equal parts water and flour in a bowl. We could cover five balloons with two layers with 1 cup of flour and 1 cup of water mixture.
Step 4: Soak the newspaper pieces in the mixture, the wetter they are the easier they are to stick to the balloon.
Step 5: Lay the pieces on the balloon making sure to cover every part and as close around the balloon knot as possible.
Step 6: Hang on a line of ribbon to dry.
Step 7: Once dry, repeat steps 4-6 for a second layer. It is important to make two thin layers because one thin layer can easily collapse when you remove the balloon.
Step 8: Once the balloon has completely dried over night, use scissors to cut a hole near the balloon knot to release the air. When the balloon has completely deflated, remove it from your piñata.
Step 9: Cut crepe paper into tiny strips.
Step 10: Cut strips into fringe.
Step 11: Using tacky glue, attach fringe to the egg.
Step 12: Tie a knot in ribbon and attach to egg piñata in the hole left from the balloon, if you have covered this hole with fringe, it is easy to make a new one.
Step 13: Fill with treats and enjoy!
Photography by Aubrey Trinnaman for Oh Happy Day
Art Direction by Jordan Ferney
Coordinated by Stacy Wichelhaus
Styling by Caitlin Barker
Crafting by Jessica Heywood
Assisted by Harper Casimiro