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Piñata has become a tradition, mainly in Mexico and Portugal. It is a cardboard object, of different shapes, usually covered with crepe and filled with sweets. It is a very fun game that children love: with the suspended piñata, the birthday boy is blindfolded and has to hit it with a stick to release the treats. Learn how to do this item below!

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How to make a simple pinata

If you have a party to organize, want to make a pinata especially for her and don’t know where to start, don’t worry. Here we have a step by step to make a simple pinata, which you can even make with the kids – and increase the fun even more!

Your home

Necessary materials:

  • 1 large balloon
  • 150 ml of white glue
  • 150 ml of water
  • Scissors
  • Newspapers
  • Medium size brush
  • Crepe paper in the colors you prefer
  • Glue Stick
  • Various sweets of your choice
  • String

Step by step:

  1. Fill the balloon until firm and tie it with string, leaving it suspended;
  2. Make a mixture of white glue and water in the same proportion;
  3. Cut the newspaper into thick strips, 5 to 6 cm;
  4. Take the strip and pass the mixture of glue and water, without excess, and stick it in the flask.
  5. Use the brush to help with gluing;
  6. Wait for the glue to dry and repeat the process at least 2 to 3 times;
  7. With the balloon covered with newspaper and dry, decorate with crepe according to your taste, using stick glue.
  8. Let it dry again.
  9. Once dry, pop the balloon inside. Drill a hole with the aid of a sharp object and remove the balloon from there.
  10. Time to put the sweets of your choice.
  11. Use string to hang the piñata, now where it will be broken.
  12. Have a good time!

Tip: you can use other materials in the decoration, such as cardboard and cardboard. This will depend on the object you are going to make, for example: a fish, a horse etc. The ideal, therefore, is to make a pinata project before starting to develop it.

5 different types of pinata to make at home

Now that you know how to make a simple pinata, how about going for a slightly more elaborate option? The following videos show different ways to put it together – and with other characters. Everything to guarantee the joy of the children!

1. How to make unicorn pinata

If you are on the unicorn lovers team, this video is for you. Learn how to make this superfine pinata and it will look even better when filled with sweets. You will need few materials, all very accessible. Watch the tutorial to make this joke happen.

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2. Mike Wazowski’s pinata

The object can have numerous shapes: from stars, which are more traditional, to cartoons. In this video, a Mike Wazowski pinata is made, a character from the film Monsters Inc. Find out which materials to use, learn the step by step to make it and have fun!

3. How to make pokeball pinata and emoji

If you are a mother and want to please children with different tastes, you can not miss this step by step to make pokeball and emoji pinatas. You can do this activity with the children, outdoors, to make everything even more fun. The materials are simple: you most certainly have most of them at home. Look at that!

4. Frida Khalo Mexican pinata

How about learning how to make a Mexican pinata? Even better if it’s from Frida! She is a world icon and pleases many tastes, in addition to being very cute. Learn the step by step with the Portuguese couple Ariane and Ramón, who unite Brazilian and Mexican culture, preserving roots. In addition, they tell a little bit about playing at parties in Mexico. It’s a maximum!

5. How to make Mickey’s pinata

Of course, Mickey was not going to stay out of this. After all, he is a timeless character. Watch this video tutorial to make an object that will be successful on birthdays. You need a rounded structure, made with newspapers and magazines, to start, and the other materials are very simple. The result is a grace. Don’t miss out!

You liked to know how to make pinata, didn’t you? She’s definitely fun at birthday parties. And if you are looking for more inspiration, check out these wonderful Mexican party ideas!

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