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This 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.
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.
This is so adorable. I would love to try and do something like this for my soon to be 7 year olds party.
thanks for sharing with us!!!
I made a black ant pinata for my son & daughter's combined picnic-themed birthday party a few weeks ago! It was simple- tape 3 balloons together, paper mache it, let dry overnight, make candy-insertion holes (1 per sphere), pop & remove balloons, cover with black crepe paper using hot glue, then add candy!