If you have a little girl who is enchanted by stories of princesses being rescued by a handsome prince, you may want to consider making a princess pinata. You can make this pinata for a princess birthday party or for just a little get together with friends. You can even have your daughter help you make it.
Things You'll Need
- Hole puncher
- Princess picture
- Small trinkets
Mix 3 cups of water with 2 cups of flour. This is the paste used to make your pinata.
Blow up a balloon and tie it shut.
Cut a lot of strips of newspaper. You want them to be about 1 1/2 inches wide and about 6 to 8 inches long.
Dip the newspaper strips one at a time into the paste. Wipe any excess paste off by running the strips in between your fingers.
Wrap the newspaper strips around the balloon until the balloon has been completely coated by them. Make sure you leave a small square free of newspaper strips. This is the opening for the candy.
Let the pinata dry overnight.
Add a second coating of newspaper strips that have been dipped into the paste. Again, be sure that you don't cover up the square on the top.
Allow your second coat to dry overnight.
Pop the balloon with your pin. You can reach the balloon through the square opening in the top.
Paint the balloon pink, which is the standard princess color.
Cut out a picture of your child's favorite princess. You can easily find them on the cover of a coloring book.
Glue the picture on the front of the pinata.
Fill the pinata with individually wrapped candies and small trinkets.
Use a hole puncher to punch a hole on each side of the square opening.
Thread the string through the holes and use it to hang up the pinata.
Tips & Warnings
- Place a picture of your child dressed up like a princess instead of a coloring-book princess on the front of the pinata.
- Photo Credit JR Goleno
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