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Easter Egg Pinatas DIY

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

  1. Becky loosefromthezoo

    March 26, 2013

    Oh my goodness how I miss the days of paper mache balloon pinatas! This makes me feel like a little kiddo again!

    <3becky
    http://www.loosefromthezoo.com

  2. ami@naivecookcooks

    March 26, 2013

    These look awesome, Jordan!

  3. Melyssa

    March 26, 2013

    I can’t get over how awesome these are…and also the fact that I need to be invited to one of your birthday parties. I remember being a kid and being excited when I’d get a bottle of bubbles or something…but getting your own rad looking pinata? Bravo.

    xoxo
    Melyssa
    http://thenectarcollective.com/

  4. Tiffany G.

    March 26, 2013

    These look great. Do they break easily given the size and all the glue?

  5. Ivana @ Macarons and Pearls

    March 26, 2013

    This is such a perfect idea! There are no kids around here, but I would easily make these for any random party: they are just so pretty! Great job!

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

  6. Bri

    March 26, 2013

    these are fantastic! i can’t wait to try! maybe next year though since this easter we’re headed your way to san francisco for the long weekend!

  7. SincerelySammie

    March 26, 2013

    Ummm…those pinatas are quite possibly the cutest pinatas I have ever seen! Love it!

  8. Julie

    March 26, 2013

    Easter egg pinatas? Absolutely brilliant idea! Happy Easter!

  9. Kelly

    March 26, 2013

    I absolutely love this idea! I must say, you have truly been an inspiration to myself and family! Thanks to you and your wonderful crew I we\ill be making these lovely Easter egg pinatas for our Easter celebration!

    Best,
    Kelly
    Mod Human Vintage

  10. Heather from Poppy Haus

    March 26, 2013

    So Cute! They look like the beautiful pinata eggs at Rare Device by Tiffanie of Corner Blog.

  11. Dawn

    March 26, 2013

    Very cute and such a great idea! However, how do you get the treats inside? I think I will try putting them in the balloon first…

  12. Anna Branning

    March 26, 2013

    These are beautiful! My friend Tiffanie of Corner Blog makes them with real eggs and sells them in San Francisco.

  13. Michael

    March 26, 2013

    If these aren’t inspired by those egg piñatas I would be greatly surprised. Too close not to have an attribution IMHO.

    • jordan
      • jordan
      • March 26, 2013

      Hi! Just checking in after a day at Disneyland! We definitely were not inspired by any other egg pinatas. We plan our content three weeks out and these were thought out at our planning meeting on March 4th and produced a couple weeks ago. Here are some pics of Harper making some at the beach: http://instagram.com/p/Wz645BAhnu/ and of me playing with the fringe the day of the shoot: http://instagram.com/p/W2kNsOtS6t/ I noticed some fringey looking eggs last week in my instagram feed from friends visiting Rare Device but have never heard of Tiffanie and her pretty eggs. I never would have thought to use real eggs, it is a cute idea! Anyone who follows my site knows I make some sort of fringey project once a week and have an ongoing pinata series. It isn’t a huge leap that we came up with similar ideas, especially considering it looks like all of my work. See here: http://ohhappyday.com/?s=fringe

  14. Mags @ From the Mind of Mags

    March 26, 2013

    These look so fun and simple.

    xoxo
    Mags
    http://magsmind22.blogspot.com

  15. Ana

    March 27, 2013

    I love this fringe eggs… will try to make them for our Easter Brunch.

  16. Evani

    March 27, 2013

    You guys are the pinata king and queens over there at Oh Happy Day. Never a bad pinata made.

    Evani
    http://www.simplyevani.com

  17. Sequin Doll

    March 27, 2013

    Such a great idea…and easy enough for anyone craft-impared :)

    http://sequindollfashion.blogspot.com/

  18. Adriana

    March 27, 2013

    These are adorable! I love that they are personal-sized piñatas!

  19. ashley rachelle

    March 28, 2013

    baby egg piñatas!! way too cute!

  20. mary @ B&G JOURNALS

    March 30, 2013

    so so sweet, i love this—and definitely do not feel like these are limited to easter only. keeping this in mind for all the fun parties i have going on in my mind that never actually come to fruition. one day!

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