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!