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DIY Pinata Easter Egg

Have fun creating this DIY Pinata Easter Egg for a kid friendly Easter craft with your kids! This is a great DIY home tutorial or even a fun classroom activity.
Author: Courtney Lopez


  • water
  • glue
  • newspaper
  • balloon
  • tissue paper
  • curling ribbon
  • small piece of white paper


  • Mix the water and glue until you get a nice paste, not too thick, but not too thin.
  • Blow up the balloon to the desired size.
  • Cut the newspaper into pieces and then dip into the glue mixture and then put onto the balloon.
  • Cover the balloon with 2-3 layers of newspaper.
  • Let the newspaper completely dry.
  • Once dry, poke a hole into the balloon and remove it from the newspaper balloon. Do this carefully so the newspaper balloon doesn't cave in at all.
  • Make the pull string if desired with paper and ribbon as shown in the video.
  • Decorate the balloon with torn pieces of tissue paper and stick on using regular glue. 
  • Stuff the pinata and then seal with the paper and pull strings. 
  • Cover the white paper with tissue paper so it's not showing.


If you don't want to make it a DIY pull string pinata, you can just finish the bottom and leave off the paper with strings, BUT instead getting a hook or a single strong string in so you can hang. We have it so that an adult can hold the pinata for the little ones and they can just pull strings.