Make Your Own Pinata: A Cinco de Mayo DIY
How To Make Your Own Pinata
Make Cinco de Mayo a family affair by making your own pinata. I got the idea when the girls and I decided to make a pinata at home for the first time. Not only was it a total blast, it was a great way to spend family time with my kids.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own festive pinata at home:
- 1 cup flour & 2 cups water mixed together for paste
- kite string
- crepe paper to decorate
Here is a step-by-step tutorial:
Step 1: Lay down some newspaper because it’s going to be messy! Then tear some of the newspaper into strips.
Step 2: Blow up a balloon
Step 3: Dip newspaper strips into paste an layer onto balloon leaving 3-inches open around the tip of balloon. You’ll want to have at least 3 or 4 layers, and there’s no need to allow each layer to dry individually- just pile it on!
Step 4: Allow balloon to dry overnight. You can use a medium-size bowl to prop your balloon up.
Step 5: Once paper is dry, pop the balloon and pull it out.
Step 6: It’s time to decorate! Using crepe paper and glue, create any design on your pinata.
7. Fill the bottom of the pinata with crumpled crepe paper to help with better distribution of candy
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
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