I had all the best intentions of doing this with my kids when it was warm, but time got away from me, and we just got around to it. It was actually quite easy to make the pinata. I went to the family fun website to get the recipe for making paper mache. Here is the link, http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/best-papier-mache-recipe-708645/. Here is how we did it.
Day 1 We blew up our balloons, cut strips of newspaper, and made the paper mache. We used a shallow pan to dip the newspaper in the then wiped it off with our fingers before putting it onto the balloon. Here is the difference in my kids. Isaiah did not want to get messy, so I ended up getting the extra “goop”, as he called it, off the newspaper, and he put it on. While Ayla played in the goop and loved getting messy!
Day 2 Waiting for it to dry. My daughter had so much goop we needed another day to dry.
Day 3 We popped the balloon and pulled it out and then painted the outer shell. Ayla went for making a pig, while Isaiah decided on a soccer ball. They turned out great, just in time for Thanksgiving!
Day 4 Thanksgiving We had a bunch of friends over so we filled them with candy, and taped the end shut, then took turns hitting them! Lots of great memories and fun.