Xmas tinsel and decorative bows
Bag of mixed wrapped sweets
This pinata is great for Christmas picnics and lunches.
Start by blowing up your Balloon and tie it off to secure.
Now make a paper mache mix.
(paper mache mix is White wood glue with small amount of water or flour and water to make a gluing paste)
Cut some brown paper or newspaper into strips. Dip it into the glue then place it down onto the balloon. Keep doing this in single layers until the balloon is covered then allow that layer to dry before adding another layer. Keep doing this until it is around 3-4 layers thick.
Once it has dried using a large pin push a hole through the paper mache to pop the balloon inside.
Use a blade to cut a flap into the bottom of the paper mache pinata. It needs to be big enough to add the sweets. Place your sweets in then sticky tape the whole closed.
Tie some string to the top and then coat the whole ball with spray paint and allow to dry before decorating with tinsel and bows.
By Shellie Wilson. Shellie is the chief creative editor for Craftbits.