Have you ever made a Pinata? I have many times.. I have always used newspaper. With a flour, water, and salt mixture. However, I realized I didn't have any newspaper, so I started thinking.. and suddenly I remembered I had a few phone books in the garage. Who uses phone books anymore? lol Anyway, My tip is cutting strips out of the phone book! It works great!!
Here is my Pinata after it was dry! I popped the balloon in the center. Now I have to buy some tissue paper and a poster board to finish up with the "Cat and the Hat" theme! (for my son's bday). This is such an easy project. A little messy and takes a couple of days to dry, but my word.. it's better than paying 20 dollars for one..when you can be creative with your own at home for pennies!
1 part flour to 2 parts water with a 1 to 2 TBLS of Salt to prevent mold! It needs to be a thick glue like texture!