- Paper sack
- Paper party hat
Piñatas are typically made from papier mâché, which is layered over an expanded balloon to create a hidden cavity in which to store candy. The outer part of the piñata is then decorated with brightly colored tissue paper to create some fanciful animal or creature. But the process takes time, as there are often three or more layers of papier mâché that must each dry. Here's how to quickly create a piñata for a child's party.
Color the face of the paper sack with bright colors.
Fill the paper sack with the candy.
Twist the top of the sack together and tightly secure with a wire. There should be at least 6 inches of additional wire on each side of where the wire is twisted to secure the top of the sack closed.
Poke a small hole in the top of the party hat, without destroying the hat's top notch.
Push the twisted top of the sack up through the hat, and push the ends of the wire through the hole.
Hang the piñata by the wire that has been pushed through the top of the hat.