Easter is not only a sacred religious holiday, Easter can be a fun time of year to celebrate the renewed growth of spring! You can make a colorful Easter egg piņata as a fun craft for your Easter celebration party to use as a beautiful spring centerpiece or to let the children break in a traditional piņata game.
To make an Easter Egg Piņata you will need:
1 - 9" - 25" sturdy,empty helium balloon
Optional smaller balloons
12" wide strips of newspaper
Candy or small toys for filling
Start by inflating the balloon and tying a knot in the end. You can tape several balloons together to create the shape you want your piņata to be but a oval is the easiest shape to work with. Carefully dip the strips on newspaper into the decoupage and gently lay it across the balloon working vertically until it is covered. Continue covering the balloon in the opposite direction horizontally. You can continue adding newspaper strips until the balloon feels solid and firm. When it is dry, use a pin to pop the balloon.
You can paint the balloon whatever color you wish and decorate it as you would a Easter egg or you may want to cover your piņata with aluminum foil or colored plastic wrap for a unique spring look and add a big, colorful ribbon on top.
You can use the piņata egg as a fancy centerpiece to hold party favors by cutting a oval hole on the side of the egg in the middle so it looks like a window looking inside. Next, fill the hole with Easter grass, small stuffed animals, rubber balls or other small toys and chocolate Easter bunnies.
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