It’s party season at my house and my daughter has requested a pinata for her birthday party. I was looking for a simple easy way to make one, after all it gets destroyed.

This pinata is easy to make and fun to use.


Image source: Pinterest


What you’ll need:

  • Balloon
  • Newspaper
  • Flour
  • Water
  • Lollies


  1. Cover your working space with newspaper.
  2. Blow up a balloon and place in a bowl or box to hold it.
  3. Mix 2 cups of flour and 1 cup of water to make the paste.
  4. Tear or cut your newspaper into small strips.
  5. Soak a strip of newspaper in the paste, remove excess and stick onto balloon.
  6. Repeat until balloon is covered except for the top.
  7. Leave to dry overnight.
  8. Repeat steps 5 to 7 to add a second layer.
  9. You can add a third layer if you want it harder to break for older children.
  10. You can paint your pinata or cover in crepe paper in any design you like.
  11. Pop the balloon and make holes along top of pinata to attach string to hang it up.
  12. Add lollies in the top and it’s ready to party.

What an easy way to make a pinata.

Do you think you might try to make one of these? Please add comment below.

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  • Yeah, pinatas are easy to make this way, but they don’t always turn out how you expect them too. Don’t be disappointed, they just get smashed to pieces


  • Thank you for sharing, looks great!


  • This does sound wonderfully easy to create and fabulous fun; thanks for sharing!.


  • I never let my kids have one….the number of kids ive seen get hit with the pinata so i figured they were a bad idea.
    Anyone who is using one at a party please watch the other children and make sure they are well out of the way of the person swinging the bat.

    • yes just make sure they take turns with one/three swings each then next person’s turn.


  • Right, bookmarking this for party season.


  • Sounds fun and easy – and you know what you have put inside. Bought ones need an adult to break it open they are so hard.
    Thanks for sharing this idea.


  • This is great. Thanks for posting. I’ve tried making one only once – it was a disaster! This looks so easy to do. I’ll be trying it next bday party.


  • And yes my daughter friend and I made one, took a while to dry all good and ready for celebrations this weekend; also we are preparing a balloon idea with darts from mouths of mums web site. I might upload video on utube. Outside drying with decorations as we painted.


  • yes it is a great idea could put poppers etc in too,variety spice of life


  • Piñata s always result in someone getting clobbered. No thanks.


  • This is fantastic will attempt this for my daughter’s bday!

    • Do – so much fun to make and then use!


  • That’s awesome and so simple. Thank you


  • What a great idea, We were at a part today and they had made something similar but smaller and gave them instead of lolly bags and called them dinosaur eggs.


  • You don’t have to just make a ballon shape tho, that’s the joy of papier mache, you can make anything. I’ve made a huge fish, a unicorn, a star. Another great thing about making your own is it’s usually really hard to break, keeps the kids busy for ages


  • I don’t know if I’d have the patience to do a pinata! :D
    I bought one for my daughter’s 4th birthday party, in the shape of a zebra. It was a big success. And the kids enjoyed a lot trying to break it. At the end the adults too, because it was so hard, nobody could break it! :D


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