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What You Need: Balloon,
paper mache, colored tissue paper and Modge Podge or water-based paint
and paint brushes. To make the paper mache paste, you will need three
parts water to one part wall paper paste. Then soak torn newspaper
strips (approximately 2" x 4") into the paste to make the
What You Do: Blow up the
balloon and tie off. Cover with
paper mache, but leave a hole at the top just large enough to place
candy inside. When it is completely dry, poke a pin into
the balloon to pop it. Decorate the piņata with paint or cover it
with strips of colored tissue paper and Modge Podge. Allow to dry.
Fill the piņata with candy or
small toy favors. Poke two holes
near the top on either side of the hole. Pull heavy string through the holes to hang your piņata.