How to make a DIY piñata

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Piñatas are always a hit – no pun intended. 😉  If you’re short on time, you can purchase one for around £12 on Amazon. But if you’re up for a bit of DIY, these versions can be made very cheaply and it’s a fun way to personalise your little one’s special day. 

Here are two simple ways to make a DIY piñata…

How to make a paper mache piñata

Step 1:  Mix one part water with one part flour to create a gooey paste.

Step 2:  Blow up a balloon and cut newspaper into strips.

Step 3:  Dip the newspaper strips into the paste, squeezing off any excess. Apply to the balloon.

Step 4:  Repeat Step 3, layering the newspaper on until the balloon is covered with three/four layers. Leave an opening at the top for the sweets.

Step 5:  Let it dry for at least 24 hours. Then pop the balloon and attach the string.

Step 6:  Fill with goodies and tape up the opening.

Step 7:  Decorate to suit your chosen theme!


How to make a cardboard piñata

Step 1:  Raid the recycling bin for cardboard and cut to your chosen shape or theme.

Step 2:  Use parcel tape to fix the sides in place.

Step 3:  Attach the string.

Step 4:  Cut a small flap, fill with goodies and then tape the flap shut too.

Step 5:  Decorate to suit your chosen theme!


Here’s a few we’ve made…


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