For loads of family fun this Easter, get the kids to make an Easter egg pinata. It’ll keep them busy for at least an afternoon and then everyone can crack it open on Easter Sunday.
What you will need to make an Easter egg pinata
- white and brightly coloured acrylic paint
- masking tape
- pastel crêpe paper
How to make an Easter egg pinata
- Blow up a balloon and place on a jug. Mix one part flour with two parts water into a paste. Tear up pieces of newspaper and add to the paste. Apply the wet newspaper all over the balloon, leaving a small uncovered piece at the top (we left the pointy end of the balloonuncovered). Leave to dry, then repeat with two more layers of papier mâché; allow to dry completely.
- Pop the balloon and peel away as much as you can. Paint the papier mâché egg white and leave to dry.
- For a geometric pattern, mask off triangles with tape. Paint within the masked area with the bright paint, then carefully remove the tape.
- For a fringed egg, take three different coloured packs of crêpe paper and, leaving the packs rolled flat, cut into 4-cm-wide strips. Cut 2-cm slits along each strip, and open out. Starting at the bottom, glue a layer of fringed crêpe paper to the egg. Repeat all the way up, overlapping the different colours.
- At the top of the egg, make two small holes with a skewer and thread some string through. Fill with sweets and hang up.