Category Archives: Papier-Mache Ideas

Halloween Costume Contest for PBS Kids Sprout

Several years ago, my kids wanted to enter into a Halloween costume contest held by PBS kids Sprout. The Contest was to dress like Chica (the little chicken on the Sunny Side up Show on PBS Kids), but both of my kids wanted to participate, so my son dressed up as Kevin (the Sunny Side […]

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Super Mario Bros. Party Piñatas

Just for the fun of it, I created a Mario and a Luigi papier-mâché piñata. I thought this would be a great opportunity to share with you how character head piñatas can be a lot of fun at any celebration. Besides the obvious fun (piñata holds goodies), the piñatas can make a picture perfect momentum. […]

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How to make Papier-Mache mixture

I have received several requests on how exactly to make papier-mâché mixture. So I decided to put together a short how to video. The only supplies needed to make papier-mâché is flour and water. I prefer using all-purpose bleached flour, and warm water when mixing mâché. I have found that these together make a nice […]

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Creating a Papier-Mache Veggie Tales Party Pinata

Below you can watch the steps taken as I was working with Papier-mâché, to create a custom “Bob & Larry” party piñata for my daughter’s Kindergarten Graduation class party. The entire process took a little over ten days (so much drying time), but I managed to fit it into two detailed videos outlining the entire […]

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Authentic Papier-Mache Veggie Tales Party Pinata

Bob and Larry are a couple of veggies that children can never get enough of, especially in my daughters’ class. For her Kindergarten Graduation class party, I volunteered to make the piñata. I first started with the idea to make just Bob the Tomato wearing a grad cap, but soon I upped the ante and […]

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My Papier-Mache Entry to the Animal Crossing Contest

So this post really has nothing to do with a party per se, but I wanted to share with you the steps I took to try to win this contest because I utilized papier-mache in the entry. This happens to be the same material I use to make party pinatas. Ok, so you may or […]

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How To Create An Authentic Pinata (Post 3 of 3)

In this post I will show you the final steps to creating an authentic paper-mâché Mario piñata. This post will focus on decorating and details.

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How To Create An Authentic Pinata – (Post 2 of 3)

This portion will focus on taking all the dried paper-mâché balloons made from post 1 of 3 and piecing them together to construct Mario’s face.

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How To Create An Authentic Pinata – (Post 1 of 3)

In this post I will show you step-by-step how to begin creating an authentic paper-mâché piñata. I will demonstrate this with a Mario piñata.

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