How to Make a Princess Pinata

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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

  • Balloon
  • Flour
  • Water
  • Newspapers
  • Scissors
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Hole puncher
  • String
  • Pin
  • Princess picture
  • Glue
  • Candy
  • 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.

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