Talia really wanted a Piñata at her birthday party. We've made our own piñatas a couple of times for parties in the past, but this time we weren't keen on adding all of the extra candy to the party, and honestly, we just didn't feel up to making one. It seemed to be really important to her though, so we did some thinking and came up with a really fun mini version of piñatas! It was perfect for our "Frozen" themed party!
Here's how to make your own mini piñatas:
What You'll Need:
- water balloons
How to Make Them:
1. Blow up your water balloons (with air) :)
2. Cut or tear small strips of newspaper (smaller than you would normally make them for paper mache).
3. Make a mixture of flour and water (anywhere from a 1:1 ratio of flour and water, to 1 part flour, 2 parts water)
4. Dip the paper strips in the mixture and "paste" them around the balloon until the balloon is covered (with a small opening, large enough to fit candy inside)
5. Let them dry for a day or so (save your leftover newspaper strips and cover the container with your paste in it, to save for the next day)
6. When dry, break the balloon, pull it out & discard it
7. Fill the mini piñata with a couple of candies (we put 2 or 3 small candies in each)
8. Cover the hole with dipped strips of newspaper
9. Let the fresh paper mache dry, then paint! (We painted ours white, to look like snowballs)
How to Use Them
When it was time to use them at our party, we (once again) had to use them inside because this party took place in the winter. So, we lined the party guests up along the kitchen floor and each of them received a "snowball". On the count of three, they started throwing their snowballs at the floor until they broke open! I grabbed a broom and the mess was gone in moments- it was totally worth it!
These mini piñatas were a hit and I think we'll probably make them again in the future!