How to make a pinata

    Posted by  ·  December 28, 2009

    A snowman pinata that is…

    Blow up balloons and tape together in desired shape.

    Mix up a thick soupy mixture of flour and water.

    Cut or tear pieces of newspaper and begin covering balloons. The balloons will need 2-3 layers depending on the strength of the party attendees. Older children might need more layers.

    Before final layer add a strong string for hanging the pinata. The string went all the way around the snowman to keep the head from being knocked off. Pieces of tape kept the string in place around the snowman until final layer was put on and dry. When paper is completely dry, cut a hole somewhere on the pinata (we cut the hole in the top of the head). Fill with goodies.

    Fold strips of crepe paper in half. Make a slits on the folded sided 1/4″ – 1/2″ apart.

    Glue uncut edges of the strips of crepe paper.  spiraling around entire pinata, cutting more strips as needed. Slightly pull crepe paper as gluing to allow the cut edges to pop out.

    Allow pinata to dry and then add details. Hot glue construction paper buttons, eyes and a cone shape for the nose to the pinata. The scarf is made of felt (one piece cut in thirds lengthwise, sewn end to end, with slits cut on the outside ends to make fringe).

    See the pinata in action at Bella’s breakfast with Santa birthday party.

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    1. Michelle Whitt
      Friday, December 9th, 2016
      So, only the head gets filled with candy?
      • Cindy
        Monday, December 12th, 2016
        You can really fill whatever part of the snowman you want.
    2. Meghan
      Monday, January 4th, 2016
      Hi I I'm making this snowman pinata ,but am having problems keeping them balls to stay connected d to eachother? Have any suggestions any of your expert adivice would be amazing thanks
    3. Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013
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    4. Monday, November 26th, 2012
      Absolutely LOVE this!! So, so cute :)

      I also wanted to let you know that I featured you on my blog today:
    5. Allie
      Saturday, August 18th, 2012
      Bella was clearly happy! Score!!
    6. Monday, November 28th, 2011
      How funny! My grandkids would love to do this. You have many clever ideas on this site. I never would have thought of this unless I had stumbled upon your site. Great ideas!
    7. Thursday, January 13th, 2011
      love this!
      great for all those winter days without snow.
      I linked to your tutorial on my blog - thanks for sharing!

      many greetings, doro.
    8. Thursday, January 6th, 2011
      This is adorable! We always made them as kids, but they were UGLY and TOO HARD to break open. I think we did too many layers of newspaper. I've wanted to try again with my kids, and you just gave me great inspiration. Thanks!
    9. elif
      Tuesday, December 28th, 2010
      gerçekten çok güzel olmuş....türkiye bunu beğendi...
    10. Marsha
      Saturday, February 6th, 2010
      I have boy/girl twins and we are doing a winter/snow theme so this is perfect! Cna't wait to make it for next Saturday's party! ;)
    11. Magda
      Thursday, January 14th, 2010
      For diferent shaped pinatas. Use helium ballons in the desire shape/character.
    12. Nicole
      Sunday, January 3rd, 2010
      I love this idea and the entire birthday party theme! Now I just have to convince my March and/or September daughters that a snowman/Christmas theme party is PERFECT for them! LOL
    13. Tuesday, December 29th, 2009
      Love it.
    14. Monday, December 28th, 2009
      Very clever! Now if I could only figure out how to make other shapes. LOL

    15. Monday, December 28th, 2009
      never thought that i can make pinatas .... counting the $$ that i can save! thanks ALOT for sharing.
    16. Monday, December 28th, 2009
      I have always wanted to know how to make these. Thank you so much!
    17. Laura
      Monday, December 28th, 2009
      It looks so easy and turns out beautiful!
    18. Silvelaine
      Monday, December 28th, 2009
      Muito divertido isso...
    19. Monday, December 28th, 2009
      What a cute idea and so much better than the store-bought pinatas. Great job!
    20. gemgirl
      Monday, December 28th, 2009
      They look terribly hard to break, especially blindfolded, but I guess that is the suspense of it. Yours looked so nice and the snow on the ground made it perfect. Fun to all the little girls.
    21. Monday, December 28th, 2009
      Now that is absolutely adorable! I love that you added a realistic-looking scarf to him. :-)
    22. Sheila
      Monday, December 28th, 2009
      Thank you so much for sharing how you made the adorable Snowman pinata! I can't wait to try to make one....My Grandson calls it a "pie yata"....It must be the Italian in him coming out....LOL