social

Making a Butterfly Pinata

April 23, 2008

brightly colored piñataThis pinata was the hit of our 5th Birthday Butterfly Bash. To make it, we taped an oval balloon to a broomstick handle wedged between two chairs, and covered it with a mixture of 1 inch wide newspaper strips and paper mache paste (1 part flour to 2 parts water, with a few tablespoons of salt). We did not cover the bottom of the balloon, which created the open hole shown here.

Advertisement



When the body was completely dry (a few days), we popped and removed the balloon. Then we mixed more paste and glued on strips of colored tissue paper from the dollar store. For the wings, we cut two large cardboard hearts and covered them with tissue paper. We drilled holes in the body and attached the wings (when dry) with pipe cleaners. We also drilled holes at the top of the head to add pipe cleaner antennae and string for hanging.

After filling the pinata with lollipops, we tied a string firmly to a round piece of cardboard cut slightly larger than the hole. Then we wedged it in as a stopper, and covered the cardboard with more tissue paper. We glued on additional strings (as decoys) so each child could pull one in an attempt to open the pinata. They had a blast. The pinata cost less than $2.00, but the fun we had making it as a family and then sharing it with our guests was priceless.
Advertisement



By Natalie from Exeter, NH

Comment Pin it! Was this helpful? 2

Comments

Read More Comments
In This Page
Categories
Crafts Party DecorationsOctober 20, 2011
Pages
More
👒
Mother's Day Ideas!
🌻
Gardening
👔
Father's Day Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Instagram
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2022-05-03 21:08:58 in 6 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2022 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
https://www.thriftyfun.com/tf60594530.tip.html