How To Make An Easter Egg Pinata…

March 25, 2014 11 Comments | Disclosure

Looking to add a little flair to your Easter Egg Hunt this year?

How about an Easter Egg Pinata?  Not only is it a Fabulessly Frugal idea… An Egg Pinata is super easy to make…

These step by step instuctions will make whipping one up a breeze!

You will need:

  • Glue
  • Water
  • Balloon
  • Old Newspaper
  • Tissue Paper
  • Scissors

Start with a regular party balloon…

Blow up the Balloon.

Next… find an old Sunday paper… and tear a few sections into 3″ by 4″  strips…

You don’t have to be exact…  3″ by 4″ size strips are just easier to work work with…

You will want your work area to be protected so put some plastic or paper over your table or work area.

In a leftover plastic container mix 1 part glue to 2 parts warm water and mix well…

Dip a piece of  torn newspaper into the glue and cover with the mixture…

Apply the newspaper strip to the balloon.

Continue adding glue covered strips until the balloon is completely covered.

Be sure and prop your balloon up on some sort of container so it doesn’t roll off and make a mess.

Let the paper/glue  covered balloon dry overnight.

Repeat this step 3 or 4 times.  So you have a few newspaper layers on the balloon.

Would you look at that?  It’s looking like an egg already.

Next cut some colored tissue paper into 2″ strips.

I was able to find a 4o sheet pack at the dollar store!

Next cut your tissue paper into 2″ squares.

Scrunch the tissue and add a big drop of glue.

Attach the tissue square to the egg.

Continue to add more tissue.

Add different colors.

Until your egg is covered…

Don’t forget to leave a space on top so you can cut an opening.

To fill the Pinata will candy or toys.

Fill the Pinata!!!

Close the opening… and cover with tissue.

Next grab your scissors, poke a hole on opposite sides of the egg towards the upper 1/3 of the pinata.  So you can attach a rope or ribbon.

Next tape a recycled ribbon onto a chop stick and thread your ribbon through the pinata.

Like this…

See… How easy was that???

Cost?  About 2 dollars!

Ahhh yes… being a Fabulessly FruGAL is a walk in the park…


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Here are some great Easter books you might enjoy reading while you’re waiting for the glue to dry 🙂

The Night Before Easter

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The Berentain Bears

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The Easter Egg $2.03

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  1. Becky FabFruGal says:

    So cute!! Can’t wait to try this when my little one gets older!

  2. Becky FabFruGal says:

    Don’t be surprised when the balloon pops at some point… probably when cutting the opening 🙂

  3. That is so cute. I can’t believe I have never made an egg pinata. I have made easter baskets….I honestly can’t remember how I did it anymore but I think the pinata sounds way more fun and I do have a lot of free candy.

    I love your posts. They are just fun and inspire me to be creative and crafty. Keep up the good work 🙂

  4. Fun! I WILL have to make one with my boys they would love it!

  5. Hint from a first grade teacher: when putting on the tissue paper, wrap the 2×2 piece around the eraser end of a pencil and dab it on the top of a glue stick. Then just stick it right onto the egg. So much easier than messy white glue 🙂

  6. Kristen Trappett says:

    Sometimes these ideas SCREAM at me that “yes you will do this” LOVE this one, so putting it together my 3 year old would love this to death and his 1 year old sister would jump right in to. Thanks for the idea, LOVE IT!!!

  7. justine says:

    Nice one!

  8. use a pencil instead of your finger and it is much easier and cleaner and they are smaller so you can get them really tight together:-)

  9. I am planning on making one of these tonight, when it says to let dry overnight and then repeat the newspaper steps 3 or 4 times, does that mean this would take 4 days until it’s finished? Thanks

    • Yes… or you could use more glue and less water and get away with doing 3 layers.

    • I do 4 or 5 layers at once and it dries in 24 hours. I made my kid’s baskets like this only covering about half of the balloon!

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