DIY ~ Piñata

I’ve been in a piñata kick these past couple months.

My first piñata was the Death Star for TJ’s Star Wars party;

Star Wars Pinata

Then the most time-consuming was Amelia’s rose piñata for her 1st Birthday;

Rose Pinata

I’m working on ideas for Brayden’s Ninja piñata but thought I would share my step by step tutorial on how to make your own….

DIY Pinata


1 large 17″ round balloon. (check your local party supply store for the large round balloons)




Mix 1 part flour to 2 parts water until you have a thin glue like consistency. Cut 2″ newspaper strips and dip into the flour mixture while scraping off the excess glue. Apply to the balloon and let dry completely. Repeat this for 3-4 layers. When the piñata is fully dry pop the balloon and cut a hole large enough to stuff with treats. Have fun and decorate!

DIY Pinata

FYI: I would start making the piñata at least 5 days before your party. It takes several hours for each layer to fully dry.