According to my son Kai, a party isn’t a party without a piñata. Every year for his birthday, I make him some sort of piñata. This year is no different. Here is a step-by-step on how to make your own glow in the dark piñata. (It’s not as hard as you may think!)
- mixing bowl
- printer paper
- black streamers
- fringe scissors (optional)
- black paint
- neon paint
- neon green pom poms
- hot glue gun
Step 1: Mix equal parts of water and flour into a mixing bowl. Cut newspaper into strips. Dip strips into the mixture and wipe off excess with fingers. Lay the strips on a blown-up balloon. Cover the entire balloon, leaving a hole on the top so you can fill with candy. Hang dry on a string.
Step 2: Repeat step 1 at least two more times. Make sure you allow the glue to dry completely before starting a new layer of the piñata.
Step 3: Cut printer paper into strips. Repeat step 1. (Note: It’s easier to paint over printer paper than newspaper.)
Step 4: Paint the piñata black. Hang dry.
Step 5: With your fringe scissors or regular scissors, cut fringes into the streamer no more than halfway through it.
Step 6: Glue the streamers around the piñata.
Step 7: Hot glue neon green pom poms and decorations onto the piñata. Fill with candy.
Step 8: Use a hole puncher or scissors to create four holes near the top of the piñata. Leave about 2 inches between the holes and the pinnate hole. Thread your string through the holes and tie together. Tie the hanging string into a knot. Optional: thread pom poms through the hanging string.
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