A FUN Piñata Tutorial!

14 October 4:00 am
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1. How To Make a Paper Mache Strawberry Piñata


This strawberry piñata is the perfect size—not too big, not too small, and you can adjust the size based on how big you blow the balloon. Paper mache piñatas are the most traditional (and the messiest), but make for a great pre-party craft activity.

Paper mache is pretty easy once you get the hang of it. Mix one part water with one part flour and adjust with more water if it gets too thick. The key to paper mache is to squeeze out the excess paste from each strip. This allows it to dry faster, prevents mold from forming and gives a smoother texture. Make sure you give it at least 24 hours to dry completely before placing anything on the balloon or popping it.For the exact directions click on –

For a variety of paper mache designs, check out Ultimate Paper Mache’s recipes. Enjoy!

2. How To Make a Cardboard Donut Piñata


A donut piñata can be used for an adult or kid’s party. Just change the colors to go with your decor. This piñata is cardboard and poster board based, so it’s pretty easy to create the circular shape. Fill it with fun treats like candy, party favors, confetti or even donuts!

We used a pizza box for this one, as it was the perfect size for us. Feel free to use larger or smaller boxes to fit your space. The key to wrapping the box is to treat it like a bandage. No need to cut the streamer until the whole box is covered. Who knew you would use your first aid skills in piñata making? For the exact directions click on –

3. How to Make a Pull String Garland Piñata



Pull string piñatas are great as party favors stuffed with candy, but can also be loads of fun for a New Year’s Eve party filled with confetti. They’re also great for smaller children who are scared or don’t want to hit a piñata. But they might love to make a piñata!

This piñata is made with large coffee cups. But regular paper cups, red plastic cups and even toilet paper cardboard tubes will also work. The size of the piñata will be slightly different depending on which you choose. Remember the most important step is the first one. As you tape the string on to tissue paper, make sure the tape covers the entire X, otherwise some of the confetti or candy will slip out. For the exact directions click on –

More Fun Treats for Your Party

As you can see, piñatas seem really complicated, but with the right tools and piñata tutorials it’s easy to host the perfect DIY party. If you need ideas for themes, check out our birthday invitation templates.  And don’t forget to buy a variety of candy for these easy piñatas. Lastly, grab some treats for adults and others who might not want to dive into the candy pile. If you’re hosting a birthday party, you can’t go wrong with our confetti-sprinkled birthday cheesecake bites.


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