Popping a piñata is a fun way to celebrate a baby shower, birthday or a Halloween party. But, little did we know, that making one such is an enjoyable task as well. As paper mache art is so popular nowadays, using this technique for piñatas is a useful option. So, if you have a party at home, check out the below-listed instructions beforehand.
Cover a balloon with wet newspapers or a paper mache paste, leaving a hole on the top and keep it overnight. In the following day, all you have to do is to pop the balloon and remove it subsequently. Now it is up to you how you wish to decorate your piñata, and to guide you here are some simple tutorials.
How about hanging a pig piñata at your bestie’s spinster party? A small round pig, resembling your piggy bank would be a nice idea to rock the party. You may put some small gifts that you wish to give your girlfriends inside the piñata, along with chocolates.
Make some fringes of colorful crepe paper and decorate your piñata with them. You can also make a pony by keeping the size of the piñata small.
If you are a new dad and busy preparing for a party to welcome your princess, choose a pink theme for the party. A round fluffy piñata like the following one will be ideal for that. If cupcake liners are not available, paint some tissue papers and attach them in the pattern.
A balloon, strips of newspaper, a pair of wiggly eyes and heart-shaped cutouts of construction paper will be all you need for this project. You may color the strips in bright and funky shades. Also, this won’t be a bad choice for a hen’s party.
A funny leopard face lurking from above with lots of chocolates inside is enticing for kids. In fact using this tutorial, you can make other animals as well, like panther, fox or anything your kids are fond of. You may also make a lion by attaching some ruffles for its mane.
A hanging fish containing chocolates, candies and other treats for kids look cool. Instead of yellow and blue, you may use a combination of red and black for a catchier version.
A funny colorful owl could be your pick if you are having a house warming party with friends and family. Make feathers with colorful papers for an eye-catching look.
A little time-consuming affair, but once you make it, the result is amazing. After all who wouldn’t love a hanging star?
Make a Death Star piñata for your Star Wars theme party as adults will love it. Hand them lightsabers for popping it.
A pair of big round eyes makes this piñata so adorable. Such a friendly giant will enhance the party décor without a doubt.
For all the angels at your home make a Hello Kitty face. It is a simple one and does not take much more than lots of newspaper and tissue paper.
If you are looking for an attractive theme for piñata, then choose the famous Red from the Angry Birds. Who could be grumpier than him?
A fire-breathing dragon with a ferocious look is perfect for a theme party. Encourage your kids to be a dragon slayer and have fun. If you wish, you may also use some bright shades like yellow, orange and red to accentuate its horrifying look.
As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said “Every artist was first an amateur”, don’t be depressed if your first paper mache project doesn’t turn out to be perfect. It is a time-consuming art, hence needs diligence and concentration, and with practice, you will be a pro in no time. These tutorials are some basic ideas to start with, as you can always come up with your own. Try out Disney characters like Olaf, Winnie-the-Pooh, Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck besides the typical options of butterfly, bee, and tortoise.
Published on July 23rd 2017 by Suzanne Kane