Thursday, June 9, 2011

Thrifty Thursday........Rose bud pinata

After looking at all the piñata choices at the store ( & their prices!) I decided to make my own for my daughters party. I can't justify spending $20 or more for something they're just just going to destroy!!

All you need is news paper, white glue, a balloon, streamers, green tissue, tape and some strong string.

Blow up the balloon & tie the string to it. Tear up news paper into small pieces. Mix equal parts of white glue and water in a small bowl. With a paint brush wipe glue on the balloon, then press the news paper on to it. Continue layering glue & paper until the balloon is completely covered. Make sure you leave a small open space on the balloon so you can have a way to fill it with candy! Let dry for 24 hours. If when dry you feel it needs to be stronger, add a second coat of glue & paper. Let completely dry again. Then pop the balloon inside.
Gather your prizes and candy & put it in the hole that was left open.
Now its time to decorate!
(You may want to reinforce where the string is tied, so when the kids hit it, it won’t drop to the floor! I just used some packaging tape.)
I just used some streamers, green tissue, and tape. Tape the end of the streamer to the top. Roll the streamer around gathering & taping as you go.

When you’ve reached the bottom gather some green tissue & tape it to the bottom.

That’s it!  Total cost for this project $9.50 .....$1 for streamers & $1 tissue(with lots of both left over for the party) , 50 cents for the glue, $6.99 for 2 1/2 lb bag of candy & prizes, and the news paper - free!
Now look out …..the kids will be knocking you down to get their chance to hit it!!


Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

How totally cute!

Debbie said... cute and perfect for your party colors and theme!!!

you are super creative!!!

SkippyMom said...

We love making our own pinatas too! I love the rose one - very cute.

*~*~*~*~Tonia said...

We have made many pinatas! I think my favorite was the lady bugs for my girls 4th birthday. They were cute.

Allison said...

I have been wondering how to make a home-made pinata for years. Every time I thought to buy one, I couldn't stomach spending the 45 dollars they are over here... like you said, "to destroy it"!! :D


Nancy said...

What a great job and so economical! I remember making a pinata in school. It was lots of fun, as I recall. :)

Barb and Steve said...

So cute! You have such good ideas. We should make an adult one for MN :-)

Heidi said...

Great job on the piñata, you probably didn't even see one as chic for over $20 and this one was under $10. Awesome!

Out on the prairie said...

We made one one year a little too thick. The idea changed and we kept adding layers. It didn't break very easy, everyone got a few tirns includng me.

Heather said...

You are so smart and such a creative mom! Your pinata is not only more cost efficient, but much prettier!