If you’ve already seen this NYTIMES ARTICLE , you’re probably wondering, how can we do this at home?!
Here are the steps & materials you will need to feel the satisfaction, power and outdoor fun!
EASY DIY STEPS TO MAKE A Piñata IN THE SHAPE OF A Corona virus
balloon, news paper (cut into strips), equal parts flour + water, toilet paper tubes, tissue paper (optional), paint, scissors, glue (hot glue gun works great!) heavy string or fishing line (to hang)
coronavirus pinata example taken from the NY Times article
1- Blow up a balloon
2- Cut newspaper into strips (both long and short)
3- Mix equal parts (1:1) water : flour in a bucket (this will be your papier-mâché mix)
4- Dunk newspaper strips in papier-mâché mix one at a time & spread over balloon.
5-Cover your whole balloon until you no longer see your balloon.
6- Let dry
7- Glue (hot glue works best) toilet paper rolls around your papier-mâché balloon (these will be the red spike proteins that stick out of the coronavirus!)
8- Paint your papier-mâché coronavirus !
9- Take a pin/needle & poke through the papier-mâché to POP your balloon
10- Grownups, Cut a small hole in your papier-mâché to fill your coronavirus with some treats! Then re-cover your hole with tape + paint
11- Tape string or fishing line for hanging
Voila! You now have yourself a Corona virus Piñata!
Happy Quarantine Art Making!
Stay Safe, Healthy & Creative! ❤️