Piñata is a well-decorated crock filled with light materials like toys, candy or confetti. It is used in parties as an activity to keep kids entertained and occupied. Here are the steps to follow to make a balloon piñata:
Collecting required materials
First, collect the necessary materials that you would like to fill the piñata with. Next, place newspapers over your work area to protect your work surface as it can get quite messy.
Mixing the contents
Put a reasonable amount of glue into your mixing bowl and slowly add water until the mixture has the consistency of a pancake mix or thinner.
Inflate your balloon according to the size of the piñata you hope to make. Set the balloon on a cut-out water bottle for easier application. The bottle should be filled with water because it may tip over when the balloon gets too heavy. Next, dip the cut strips of papers into the glue mixture. Eliminate the excess glue by use of your hands and place the strips neatly on the balloon to avoid wrinkles allowing for a smoother surface. Allow the balloon to dry after covering it with one layer. Repeat these steps till there are about 5-6 layers of newspaper on the balloon.
Design your pinãta
Decide on your own decoration you want and choose the colours to paint accordingly. Elevate the balloon to ease your task of painting the balloon. After decoration is complete, pop your balloon which is to be done by making a hole at the opening. After the balloon bursts and collapses, remove it from piñata.
Trim the excess newspaper around the opening to give a clean finish. Once you have finished trimming the excess newspaper, make two holes on each side of the opening with a hole punch or push pin. Push pins make smaller holes, and therefore it should be repeated until the hole is big enough for string fitting. Once the two holes have been completed, tie the piñata using your strings.
Covering up and hanging
Do remember to fill your piñata with candy or confetti. Next, cover the opening of the piñata to prevent the fillings from falling out. Use tape or glue to close the top. After covering hang your piñata and determine the height to which you are to tie your piñata.
Party planning is already a huge responsibility. Why further burden yourself with making your own pinãta when you can purchase one and skip the hassle.