Do you need a piñata at your next party? The answer is a resounding “Yes!” All parties need piñatas. Piñatas serve as décor centerpieces and are the focal points in birthday parties, holiday get-togethers, and even fall soirees. You can make many and give them as gifts to your family and friends of fill them with candy and beat them till they pour out their yummy goodies. If you’re planning a party, use these instructions to make the summer craft.
Summer Craft – Easy Bumble Bee Party Piñata
Image via: Laverne Fourie
Balloon (24-inch wide)
Twine or string
Small plastic animal toys
- Inflate the balloon and place it on top of the bucket. The narrow end should rest just inside the bucket.
- Cut 200 strips from the newspaper (3-inch length and 1-inch width).
- Mix equal parts of the water and glue.
- Dip one strip into the mixture and attach it to the balloon. Repeat the same process for the other strips until you cover the top part of the balloon. Leave the strips to dry (for about an hour).
- Turn the balloon upside down and cover the bare part with the newspaper strips. Leave a 4-inch wide opening where you will insert candy later.
- Leave the balloon to dry for about 6 hours then add 2 more layers of newspaper strips. Leave to dry after adding each layer.
- Pop the balloon with the pin and remove it from the piñata.
- Place the piñata in the bucket and fill it with candy.
- Cut 6-inch strips from the newspaper, dip them in the water-glue mixture, and cover most of the open end. Apply 3 layers in total.
- Make small holes with the knife on each end of the piñata and thread a piece of twine through both ends.
- Attach the animal toys with glue.
- Hang the piñata with the twine/string.
Image via: Party City
A piñata adds fun and excitement to a party. Part of its allure comes from the fact that it is entirely temporary, no matter how beautiful it is. There is something deeply satisfying about smashing the colorful object to pieces till heaps of candy scatter everywhere. Unfortunately, many people think that piñatas are only for kids’ parties and want nothing to do with them after they grow up. Make this summer craft for your parties this year and see if your guests won’t be impressed.
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