Easter: Egg Piñata

Children from Mexico enjoy piñatas as part of their Christmas celebration, and many children have them at their birthday parties. Why not start a family tradition and create an Easter piñata?

What You'll Need:

  • Large balloon (blown up)
  • Scissors
  • Ross Art Paste (can be found at most art supply stores)
  • Small bucket (for paste)
  • Newspaper
  • Brush
  • Paper towels
  • Ice pick
  • Paint
  • Glitter, sequins, lace, trim (to decorate egg)
  • Glue
  • String
  • Candy (individually wrapped)
  • Plastic wrap

Instructions:

  1. Tear newspaper into 1" to 1 1/2" wide strips.
  2. Mix up art paste. Paste thickens most easily by shaking your hand in the mixture.
  3. Dip newspaper strip into paste. Remove strip, using fingers to wipe off the excess paste.
  4. Lay strip on balloon, making sure it lays flat.
  5. Continue this process until the entire balloon is covered.
  6. Let dry. (Meanwhile, cover leftover paste with plastic wrap so that it won't dry out.)
  7. Repeat steps number 3, 4, & 5. The last layer should be made with paper towels. (This makes it easier to paint over. Newsprint tends to show through the paint.)
  8. Cut a small opening near the top.
  9. Break the balloon with the scissors and remove through small opening.
  10. Have an adult poke a small hole with the ice pick at the very top.
  11. Paint and decorate with glitter, lace, trim, etc.
  12. Thread string through the small hole for hanging.
  13. Fill the Piñata Egg with candy through small opening near the top.
  14. Hang it up, allowing lots of room. Blindfold the kids and let them swing away!
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