Your kiddo’s birthday is right around the corner, and this year he or she has requested a VERY specific theme for the party. You’ve searched for hours on the internet and in stores for a piñata that even comes close to the theme, but have had zero luck. Well, have no fear! Roll those sleeves up and get ready to make your very own birthday party piñata to match whatever theme you choose! Here is how we made a giant golf ball to match our party theme found on page 54.
- Hole puncher
- Masking tape
- Liquid glue
- X-Acto knife
- Crate paper
- Construction paper
- Bowl for mixing
CREATE THE BASE
1. Blow up a balloon to fit the desired shape and size of the object you are trying to make.
2. Cut up newspapers into 1 to 2 inch sections and set aside.
3. Make a mixture with the flour, water and liquid glue. Use one part water to one part flour and whisk until you have a consistency that resembles pancake batter. Then drizzle in a small amount of liquid glue just to make it a little stickier.
4. Dip the newspaper sections into the mixture and slide off excess with your fingers.
5. Place the newspaper strips around the balloon and continue overlapping pieces until the entire balloon is covered, leaving a small opening around the tie of the balloon.
6. Let newspaper and mixture dry overnight and continue the next day with a second layer if desired.
7. Once completely dry, hold the tie of the balloon and carefully pop the balloon with scissors. Pull pieces of balloon out of the small opening you left.
8. Hole punch four holes around the opening in a square shape so that each hole has one across from it.
9. Sew the string around the four hole, then cross the string to make an “x.”
10. Flip the piñata over and use an use an X-Acto knife to slice three edges of a square to make a “trap door.”
11. Fill piñata with desired candy or small goodies, then use masking tape to cover up the hole on the top and door on the bottom.