For Zayden’s ‘dinosaur’ themed 6th birthday party this year, I decided to make a prehistoric dinosaur egg piñata! This piñata is actually super easy to make and really not as complicated as all the other piñatas I have made in the past. Let me show you how to make it….
Things you will need:
– a large balloon
– newspaper (cut into long strips)
– white paper (optional)
– paper mâché glue
– masking tape or duct tape
– paint (silver, green, brown, white, or any other colors you desire)
– paint brush
– round sponge brush
Here is the step-by-step on how to make your own dinosaur egg piñata:
You will need to make the piñata using a big balloon and paper mâché glue. First, click here for the paper mâché glue recipe. Next, click here for my easy step-by-step picture guide on how to make a piñata using a big balloon & newspapers.
Note: This year I had the boys help me do the paper mâché and they had a blast!
Step 2 (optional):
Cover the piñata with white paper (optional).
Note: Traditional piñatas are usually covered in frayed, crepe paper. Since this is meant to be an ancient dinosaur egg, it doesn’t matter if the lumps and dents show – this actually gives the egg a bit of character. However, since there is no crepe paper, you might want to use white paper as the final layer of your paper mâché.
Before you can decorate the piñata, make sure you stuff it with goodies. Since this piñata was a massive dinosaur egg, I decided it would be cute to stuff it with mini-eggs that had a baby dinosaur inside (I got these from Oriental Trading). I think the kids really were quite surprised when the mini-eggs fell to the ground.
Paint the piñata. Make sure you cover the entire egg.
Note: I used a variety of colors before deciding that silver looked best.
Using a round sponge brush (or alternatively cut out sponge shapes) start sponge painting the dinosaur egg piñata. Feel free to get creative and use your favorite colors.
Let the paint dry and touch up the next day if necessary.
A few days before the party my boys and I went on a scavenger hunt at the Botanic Garden for the perfect “prehistoric” leaves for the dinosaur nest. It was a fun little adventure for us and the leaves looked awesome at the party as well! I highly suggest doing the same.