Tie aprons on junior and yourself to protect your clothes.
Prepare the paper mâché paste** and strips of crépe paper*.
Cut up sheets of old newspaper into strips approximately three by ten centimetres long.
Blow up the balloon and knot the end.
Dip the newspaper strips in the paper mâché paste and paste them all over the balloon, covering it and leaving just the knot uncovered. Let the first layer dry before repeating Paste a piece of tape over the opening and turn the balloon upside down. Use a sharp pair of scissors to create two small incisions at the top and thread a long piece of wool through.
Glue a red pompom on the top of the piñata.
Apply glue to the edges of the party hat and attach it to the bottom of the piñata. Participants are blindfolded, spun around three times and given three turns to hit the piñata with a bat. When struck, the piñata should break open, showering everyone with candy.