Sunday, May 23, 2010

reader question of the week #2

"I was wondering if anyone has altered a pinata to follow their birthday theme? I am having a party for my daughter which will be where the wild things are. My question is what is the easiest way to alter a pinata? My color scheme for the party is white, purple, and green. If anyone can give some helpful advice I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you! -Naomi"


mel said...

you can even make a pinata from scratch - remember good old paper mache from art class?
a balloon, newspaper, white glue thinned with water. then paint, and gluestick on crepe paper. hope that helps :)

kate said...

I think the easiest solution would be to glue an image of your choice on top of the existing image.

Art of Dealing said...

Kristen at Blonde Designs Blog modified one for her daughters cheerleading party here:

I imagine that if you get one in the shape that you want you can cover over the designs you don't want with tissue/crepe paper and glue (cut the paper to blend in with the rest of the details).

Mandi C said...

Inchmark also changed a soccerball into a bright pink pinata. As long as your shape is what you want in the end, tissue paper, ahot glue gun and patience are all you need!

EarthRinse said...

Yes, just make your own pinata. All you needs is flower, water, a ballon, newspaper stripes and your imagination!

If you have problems you can always buy them from me at

It's not hard, just try it!

Jennifer said...

I don't know where you live but where we live there are several places that will make a pinata based on a picture or drawing you give them. And they're very reasonably priced! Perhaps you can call your local library and see if they can help locate such a person where you live. Have fun!