Make a balloon piñata, a Latin American holiday custom, and turn any occasion into a real party.
What You'll Need:
Candy and toys (optional)
Broom handle or bat
To make a balloon piñata, tear newspaper into strips. Mix flour and water together to make a paste. Blow up a balloon, and cover it with strips of newspaper dipped in the flour and water paste. Cover the balloon completely. Allow it to dry for a day or 2, turning it occasionally during that time.
When the balloon is dry, paint it in bright, decorative colors. Then, with adult help, cut the top off the balloon and punch several holes around the top edge. Thread yarn through the holes, tie them together, and hang up your piñata. Fill the balloon with candy or toys if you want to use it (and break it) for the piñata game!
If you're making a piñata for a Cinco de Mayo party, check out our pretty Cinco de Mayo Flowers on the next page to use as party decorations.