A New Easter Tradition
To be honest, my family did not have many holiday traditions growing up. I do remember the occasional Easter egg hunt, but they were few and far between. I’ve found that as I’ve gone into adulthood it’s been really fun to come up with new ways to celebrate the holidays with the kiddos. Easter egg hunts are a blast, but why not try something new? And what can be more satisfying than beating the heck out of something only to have tons of candy fall out at the end?! Enter the Easter egg piñata, my friends! Your kids are going to go wild for this one!
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What You’ll Need For Your Easter Egg Piñata:
Directions to Make an Easter Egg Piñata
The Balloon & Papier-Mâché Portion
- Cover your work surface with something like newspaper, a drop cloth, or some cardboard.Blow up your balloon to the desired size. Heads up- the larger the balloon, the more the work! Be aware of the limits of your time and patience.
- Cut your newspaper into long strips- about 2″X12″. This is not exact science- just do the best you can to make long strips. You will need a pretty good pile of newspaper strips, as you will be doing about 4 layers.
- Start dipping your newspaper strips into the flour and water mixture. As you pull the strip out of the mixture, remove excess liquid, and then place the strip onto the balloon. Cover the entire balloon vertically, then switch the direction of the balloon, and cover horizontally. Repeat the process twice, making 4 total layers- vertical, horizontal, vertical, horizontal.
The Piñata Should Be Dry Within 24 Hours
Decorating with Tissue Paper
- Cut your colored tissue paper into strips, and then squares, about 3″X3″.
- Be sure to leave a small section at the top bare of tissue paper, so that it can be cut open to add the candy. I left about 4″-5″ at the top of the egg for this opening.
- Once all of the glue is dry, take a box knife and cut a flap about “3X3″X3” into the top of the piñata (it should not be decorated yet). Pull it open gently, and then add the candy.
- Place a line of glue on each side of the flap, and close the top up. You may need to hold it for a minute or two. Proceed with decorating the rest of the top with your tissue paper squares.