Here's How to Make A Pumpkin Piñata

You're in for a smashing good time.

What's just as fun and candy-filled as trick-or-treating? Making your own Halloween piñata, of course. Sure, you could just buy one from a party store, but there's something so satisfying about earning it—kind of like how throwing on a costume and bothering your neighbors makes the candy you gather from trick-or-treating so much more rewarding to eat.

Pumpkin Pinata
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See exactly how to make it in the video above, then check out these step-by-step instructions as a quick reference guide. Oh, and when you're ready to make this IRL, keep scrolling—at the bottom, you can pick up everything you need without having to head to the store. We gotchu.

What you'll need:

  • Newspaper
  • Black construction paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Punching Balloon
  • Streamers
  • Candy

    Step 1

    Cut the newspaper into strips.

    Step 2

    Mix equal parts water and flour to make paper mâché.

    Step 3

    Dip newspaper into paper mâché, covering the balloon completely.

    Step 4

    Snip edge of streamers, creating fringe

    Step 5

    Glue orange streamers around the piñata.

    Step 6

    Pop the punching balloon, and fill it with candy.

    Step 7

    Glue green streamers around the piñata.

    Step 8

    Cut out eyes and a mouth using black construction paper.

    Step 9

    Glue them to the piñata.


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