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Make a Giant Peach Pinata

You'll need these materials:

  • A large balloon
  • Newspaper
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 1/2 cups of water
  • 4 cups of boiling water
  • Peach (or orange) tempera paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Masking tape
  • Brown pipe cleaner (you may want to use more than one and glue them together)
  • A knife (a craft knife will work best)

    What to do:

    Before you begin, blow up a balloon and then cut a bunch of 2-inch wide strips of newspaper. Put them to the side for later use.

    • Step One   Mix 1 cup of flour and 1 cup of water together in a mixing bowl. Stir it well until the mixture is thin.

    • Step Two   Have an adult stir in 4 cups of boiling water.

    • Step Three   Stir the mixture for about 3 minutes, then leave it to cool. This will be your glue.

    • Step Four   Using the strips of newspaper you've cut, dip each in the flour glue and wrap them around the balloon.

    • Step Five   Cover the balloon with about two to three layers of newspaper. Allow each layer to dry well before adding another one.

    • Step Six   After you've completely covered the balloon with a few layers of papier-mache, let it dry for a day or two.

    • Step Seven   When it's completely dry, make a tiny opening and pop and remove the balloon from the inside.

      Now, it time to decorate!

    • Step One   Take a paintbrush and cover the entire giant peach with the paint.

    • Step Two   Allow the first layer of paint to dry and depending on how it looks, you may want to add another coat of paint.

    • Step Three   Let it dry completely for several hours.

    • Step Four   Now it's time to make the stem of your peach pinata. Make a small hole at the top center of the peach.

    • Step Five   Insert the pipe cleaner(s) into the hole.

    • Step Six   Make a tiny opening in the pinata where you can pour candy into it.

    • Step Seven   After you have filled it, glue a few newspaper strips (like you had done before) over the hole and then paint them.

    • Step Eight   When the paint's dry, your pinata is ready!

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