Mini Piñatas (Snowball Piñatas for a Frozen Party)

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
- newspaper
- flour
- water
- paint
- candy

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!

If you think you might want to make them, I'd love for you to pin this post for later!

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  1. What a great idea! We're not into Frozen over here, but I'm sure we can improvise and use the same idea with another theme! Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Totally! I think we'll use the "individual pinata" idea for future parties with different themes, too. I don't think it would be hard to use for lots of themes :)

  2. These are totally adorable! I am Terri from Our Good Life. I am visiting from Elite Blog Sharing on FB. I love meeting new bloggers!

  3. Such a fabulous idea for a Frozen party! I love how it takes the pinata pressure off, and everyone gets an equal treat.

    1. I agree- it was nice that each guest had the satisfaction of breaking the pinata & there was no fighting over candy!

  4. My children would love a cute craft like this! And I also wanted to say that your blog is candy for the eyes - so pretty!

  5. What a fun activity for kids. I bet they were all excited to see what was in each Pinatas.

    Thanks for sharing this cute activity for kids.
    Diane Roark

  6. This is just way too much fun! I totally love the idea and MUST try it!

  7. Thanks so much for this! I'm going to make this for my son's birthday party in July and make them look like Minions!

  8. Thanks for sharing I just know these will be a hit with the kids

  9. Wonderful idea! Everyone gets the fun of breaking the pinata and no one is disappointed that others grabbed more treats.


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