I remember learning to make piñata’s in grade school and thought it would be a fun addition to our family’s annual Easter get together. While very patiently watching it dry, my son Corey has asked, “Can I hit the piñata now?”, at least 30 times .This is one egg that every kid would love to crack open!
To make one at your house, you’ll need:
You’ll want to place the strips of paper in the same direction for each layer. Once you have completed a layer, switch the direction of the strips for the next layer. For example: if your strips are vertical in the first layer they should be horizontal in the second. Repeat this process until 4-5 layers have been placed.
Put your wet pinata in a safe place and let it dry for 24 hours. It is a good idea to flip it half way thorough drying since the side that’s down tends to stay damp. Don’t place directly on a heater, because if it gets too hot the balloon will pop and the pinata will collapse. Ask me how I know this. ;-)
Time to decorate! You can purchase tissue paper squares or you can cut them yourself. Keep in mind, the larger the squares- the less time it will take to cover the entire pinata. I purchased 1/4 inch squares from my local craft store for just a few dollars. Although it took a while to cover the pinata I really liked the look and coverage I got by using the smaller squares.
Using craft wire press the ends of the length of wire through both sides, looping up over the top of the pinata, to create a handle to hang it from. Now fill it with your favorite Easter treats and let the kids have a crack at it!