It’s no secret that we love any reason to have a party! Birthdays, seasons, holidays and we’ve even been known to have those “just because” celebrations. When looking for fun ways to keep kids entertained at parties, a piñata is usually a no-fail recipe for success. Here’s a little step-by-step for ghost piñata’s for any Halloween celebrations you may have coming up!
1. Supplies: balloon, liquid corn starch, strips of newspaper. And for decorating the piñata after it dries, you will need white paint, tissue paper, black felt, and Elmer’s glue.
2. Blow up your balloon and begin dipping strips of newspaper in liquid corn starch. Lay the strips on the surface of the balloon (you want the strips wet, but not soggy). Continue doing this until the balloon is totally covered.
3. After your balloon has been drying for about a day, cover the newspaper in a coat of white paint. This will hide any newsprint that may want to peek out. After the paint dries, carefully pop the balloon inside of the newspaper.
4. Begin glueing tissue paper around the base of the balloon. You may need more than on piece to make it wrap all the way around. 5. After you have glued 3 or 4 long tiers on, start back down by the base of the balloon and begin the same process with thinner strips of tissue paper. You will need a large circle to finish off the top.
5. When all of the strips have been glued down, go back to your long layers at the bottom and cut them into fringe. 6. Cut faces shapes out of felt and glue them down. You’re all done!
Trying to crack the piñata was the kids’ favorite part! Having kids take turns giving the piñata their best whack is really fun to watch. For older kids you could hang your piñata so that you can pull it up and down, making it harder for them to whack!
And they loved snatching up candy! You can fill a piñata with all sorts of treats. If you’re not feeling the mini candies, you could fill with mini toys or fruit snacks.
The kids had so much fun. We love that this piñata party will be a happy childhood memory for them!
Tips: *We used a piece of cardboard inside to reinforce the top of the head so the ghosts would be sturdy enough to withstand a good whack! *A cut piece of newspaper and some masking tape are great for sealing up that candy hole!
Piñatas are a great party idea, because they can be gender neutral and fun for many ages. You can pretty much count on every kid at the party having a good time trying to crack one of these, not to mention snacking on those treats later! xo. Katie
Oh my goodness I just made one of these Pinatas so amazing
How fun! That’s a great idea. Especially for an October birthday.
Xo, Inna – BAKING IN COUTURE
Haha they have the cutest faces 🙂 🙂
What an amazing idea, not only for kids! And not only for Halloween! I love how you styled those ghosts, though.
whoaaaa…. so cute…
Love iiiit <3 So cute!
Love, love, love it! My nephew is having a Halloween birthday party! I might just make him one, that would be an awesome surprise. <3
So adorable! Would love to have a party and put these up!
So cute! What a great idea for a kid’s Halloween party!
Nice work, ladies, I love this idea!
Aw! Those are adorable! I love the eyelashes on the ghost 😉
I love this! (yep I totally say that on every post) They are so adorable. I love the little girly face. Tempted to make one and just whack it myself 😉 hehe
this piñatas are super cool, i love them 🙂
These ghost look so lovely! <3
I love the idea!
Great idea, love it. Only I want to ask in what step do you put candies in pinata?
This guys are so cute. Halloween is not very big here in Australia, but I so wish it was. I am definitely going to make one of these for my son and nephew to demolish.
Good job! Yes, family always needs someone creative like you to make itself full of fan and warmness.
this is so cool and fun! thanks for sharing this Katie 🙂
This is brilliant! They’re so cute that I’d probably be too sad to smash them up haha.
This is a great DIY project!