How To Make An Easter Egg Pinata (Picture Tutorial)

How to make an easter egg pinata

Fun DIY Easter Pinata

If you want to start a new Easter tradition this year, you can’t go wrong with an Easter egg pinata. This is basically the ultimate Easter decoration – it looks amazing, and the kids can smash it open on Easter morning to find it filled with treats!

Don’t worry about it being hard to make either, it’s actually really easy! We’ve broken down how to make a pinata with simple, clear pictures and steps, so just follow along and enjoy!

Easter Pinata Supplies:

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

Start your pinata with a baloon

Step 1. Blow up a balloon

It doesn’t have to be a certain type of balloon or a certain size or anything, just go with whatever you’d like!

Step 2. Get some newspaper

Tear a few sections of the newspaper into 3″ by 4″  strips. You don’t have to be exact, but 3″ by 4″ size strips are just easier to work with.

Newspaper in glue

Step 3. Mix the glue

You will want your work area to be protected so put some plastic or paper over your table or work area. Then, in a leftover plastic container, mix 1 part glue to 2 parts warm water and mix well.

Balloon with a piece of newspaper glued on

Step 4. Start covering the balloon

Dip a piece of torn newspaper into the glue and cover it with the glue mixture. Then, apply the newspaper strip to the balloon.

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

Balloon covered almost halfway with newspaper

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

Fully covered balloon

Step 5. Let it dry

Once you’ve fully covered your balloon, let the paper/glue dry overnight. Repeat this step 3 or 4 times so you have a few newspaper layers on the balloon.

Paper mache egg pinata

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

Purple tissue strip

Step 6. Prepare some colored tissue

Cut some colored tissue paper into 2″ strips. I was able to find a 40 sheet pack at the dollar store!

Purple tissue squares

Step 7. Cut your tissue paper into 2″ squares.

Gluing purple tissue

Step 8. Scrunch the tissue and add a big drop of glue.

Creating easter pinata

Step 9. Attach the tissue square to the egg.

How to make a pinata

Step 10. Continue to add more tissue.

Adding more tissue to egg pinata

Add different colors…

Multi colored egg pinata

Until your Easter pinata is almost fully covered…

Easter egg pinata

Step 11. Leave a space on top so you can cut an opening.

You’ll need a nice sized opening so that you can fill the egg pinata with toys or candy!

Hole in egg pinata for the candy

Filling the easter pinata with candy

Step 12. Fill the Pinata!!!

Closing the egg pinata

Step 13. Close the opening and cover with tissue.

Poking a hole in the easter pinata

Step 14. Poke some holes in the pinata

Grab your scissors and poke a hole on the opposite sides of the egg towards the upper 1/3 of the pinata. This is where you’ll attach a rope or ribbon.

Adding a rope to the easter pinata

Step 15. Tape a recycled ribbon onto a chopstick and thread your ribbon through the pinata.

Easter egg pinata with a ribbon attached

Like this…

Finished easter pinata

That’s How to Make an Easter Egg Pinata!

It may seem a bit overwhelming at first, but this egg pinata craft is really easy once you get started! Plus, it’s totally worth the time and the kids will have a blast with it on Easter morning.

Oh yeah, and the cost of making this Easter pinata? Only about 2 dollars!

More Easter Ideas:

Find all of our Easter posts, deals, and recipes here!

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

The Night Before Easter

The Night Before Easter

The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story

The Berentain Bears

The Easter Egg

The easter egg by Jan Brett

How to make an egg shaped easter pinata

Types: Crafts, Adult, Family, Kids
Categories: Decoration, Frugal, Easter


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

  • Don’t be surprised when the balloon pops at some point… probably when cutting the opening ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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

  • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 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!!!

  • 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:-)

  • 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

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