How to Make a Pacifier Pinata

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Pinatas are a great party activity and decoration. A pacifier shaped pinata is the perfect addition for a baby shower, especially a co-ed shower as it gives the men something to look forward to. The pacifier pinata can be any size and even used for a table centerpiece before being broken open.

Things You'll Need

  • Mixing bowl
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 3 cups of water
  • Newspaper
  • Scissors
  • Oval shaped balloon
  • Needle
  • Cardboard
  • Spray glue
  • Paint
  • Rope
  • In a large bowl, mix two cups of flour with three cups of water. Cut newspaper into long one-inch wide strips. Blow up an oval-shaped balloon and tie in a knot. Dip the strips of newspaper into the bowl to soak then carefully place them on the balloon. Cover the balloon entirely, leaving a small hole no larger than the size of a quarter open at the top.

  • Set the pinata aside for a couple hours to dry. Then repeat the newspaper laying process to create another layer. Let dry and repeat once more to create a hard shell exterior. Then stick a needle into the hole and pop the balloon. Pull the balloon out and remove it. Fill the pinata with baby socks, mittens and other baby items as a surprise for the mom-to-be. Cover the hole with the wet newspaper and allow to dry.

  • Cut a circle out of cardboard slightly larger than the size of the balloon. Then cut out a smaller circle, about two inches smaller than the first one. Cut it in half so you have a half circle. Cut the inside of the circle out so you are left with a handle-like shape.

  • Cover the cardboard circle and half-circle handle shape with the same wet newspaper as the balloon. Layer the newspaper on the cardboard pieces and let dry. Repeat the process a couple times until you have a hard shell on the cardboard.

  • Spray craft glue onto the center of the circular cardboard. Press the oval balloon onto the circle and hold in place for a minute while it dries. Then spray glue onto the half-circle handle and glue it onto the back side of the circle. Hold it in place and allow it to dry.

  • Paint the pacifier pinata as you see fit. Poke two holes into the pacifier handle and string a rope through it to hang it up.

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