Birthday Piñata

Birthday Piñata craft

Make any celebration colorful and memorable with a handmade paper maché piñata filled with parent-friendly and kid-fun Crayola® prizes.

  • 1.

    For a crayon-shaped piñata, cut the bottom off three or four lunch-size paper bags. Lay the bags in a row and tape them together to form a long tube shape. Fill the bags with crumpled recycled newspaper. Form a point at one end of the tube and secure with tape. Leave the other end of the tube open.

  • 2.

    Cut or tear recycled newspaper into strips.

  • 3.

    Cover your work area with recycled newspaper. Combine glue with an equal amount of water in a shallow bowl to make a paper maché glaze.

  • 4.

    Dip paper strips in the glue, squeeze out excess moisture, and layer them over the filled paper bags to form a crayon shape. At the open end, attach a string for hanging. Cover the whole sculpture with another layer of paper mache. Dry.

  • 5.

    Carefully remove the recycled newspaper from the open end of the pinata.

  • 6.

    Paint your piñata with Crayola Washable Kid’s Paint and Paint Brushes. Air-dry the piñata.

  • 7.

    If you wish, glue streamers, tissue paper, or other decorations to your piñata, to go with your party theme!

  • 8.

    Fill the piñatas with Crayola Markers, Glitter Glue, and similar items that are not likely to break when the piñatas are broken open.