Mix up your annual Easter egg hunt with this fun and festive Easter chick pinata. Easy to make and cute as a newly hatched chick, it will be the icing on the cake of a fun-filled morning for your little ones.
Materials you will need:
- 132310 Carnival Arts & Crafts Tissue Paper - Yellow
- 133078 Art Culture White paint
- 133257 Masking tape
- 142387 Craftline Googly eyes
- 140756 Foamtastic sheet – Orange
- 124050 Large AFC Paintbrush
- 129340 Carnival PVA Glue
- 137407 Carnival Arts & Crafts Scissors
- 137883 Retractable Craft Knife
- A balloon
- Old newspaper
- Assorted chocolate Easter treats and eggs
- Plastic container
Once you have torn a plentiful supply of news print strips, mix up PVA glue and a touch of water to make a runny paste.
Using the paintbrush, coat the balloon with your glue mixture as you go, pasting down the pieces.
You should aim for at least 4 layers (and double that if you want an especially hard piñata!).
Leave a hole around the balloon tie (reinforce around this edge with a few more layers) and make sure you leave a big enough hole for your Easter treats.
Once finished tie some string to the balloon tie, and hang outside in the sun or a warm part of the house. Take note that it may take 1-2 days to dry thoroughly
Once dry, pop the balloon through the hole and remove it.
Once dry undercoat your Piñata using white paint. Fold over a few sheets of tissue, and cut a scalloped shape along the fold to make petals.
Work bottom up in a fish scale pattern around your egg, applying a thin layer of PVA as you go.
Only Press the back piece of tissue down to the PVA, so that the fold remains on top & the outside layer flutters).
Add your Easter Treats, and reinforce the edge of the circle using masking tape.
Push through two slits with the Stanley knife a couple of centimetres away from the hole on either side.
Thread ribbon through your Stanley knife holes and tie in a long loop, at a suitable length for where you will hang the piñata.
Close the hole with masking tape & extra scalloped tissue paper.
From your foam sheet, cut out two triangles and a pair of feet.
Lie piñata flat and glue the face and feet down.
Once glue is dry, our piñata is ready for an Easter Fiesta!
Activity supplied by Riot Art & Craft. For more information visit www.riotstores.com.au