Summer Crafts Kids

Summer crafts kids are a fun way to bring the summer to the crafting table. This time we will be creating a pinata that you can bring outside for some added fun this summer!

We've made a few different pinata's in the past with paper mache, this one is a very summery theme. 

It's a fun little game for those summer BBQ's and parties. 

Once you've created it you can hang it up and take a swing at it!

Sunny Pinata

Craft Supplies:

  • Balloon
  • Newspaper
  • Water
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Tissue Paper (orange and yellow)
  • White paper
  • Candy 
  • Paint brush
  • Black marker

Age Range:

  • 5 years and up

Time to Complete:

  • 60-90 minutes (plus overnight drying)

Step #1:

Create your paper mache mixture. This will be one part water to one part glue – mixed well. Cut up squares of newspaper, and blow up your balloon. Dip a square of newspaper in your paper mache mixture and place it on the balloon – repeat this until the balloon is completely covered. Allow the balloon to dry for an hour or two.

Step #2:

Repeat the same process as step one, but this time instead of newspaper use white paper (this makes it easier for coverage when we add the tissue paper). Allow the balloon to dry overnight. Once it is dry, pop the balloon and remove it. 

Step #3:

Add whatever wrapped candy you would like to the inside. Cover the hole with some white paper (same process as the first two steps) add a piece of string in there as well for easy hanging. Cut up some squares of yellow tissue paper, and make some more paper mache mixture. As tissue paper is a bit more fragile, place the square on the white paper and use a paint brush to brush on some of your paper mache mixture – repeat this until the whole thing is covered. Allow to dry for a few hours.

Step #4:

Once it is somewhat dry we can start with the rays on our sun. Cut out squares of orange tissue paper. Wrap one around the end of a pencil, dip the end in some glue and then place it around the sun (making a circle of rays). Repeat this until you have gone full circle.

Step #5:

Cut out two ovals from white paper, draw black pupils in the center and glue them to the center of your sun. With your black marker add a smile.

Our summer crafts kids are all done and now you are ready to entertain at your next BBQ or summer party!

Summer Crafts Kids

Print This Craft & Many More - Crafty Critters: Crafts to Go!"

We've made our site "to go"! No internet? No problem, we've got 100 crafts to go in a downloadable ebook!

Our best crafts, formatted for perfect one page printing or easy reading on a tablet.

Learn more & get your copy today! Crafty Critters: Crafts to Go

More Summer Crafts Kids:

Sunny Handprints: A way to really create a craft with your hands.

Branch Frames: A great way to capture those summer memories.

Summer Frame: Another very summery way to capture the memories.

Shell Critters: The cutest couple you have ever seen!

Easy Crafts for Kids is social too! Be sure to join us and keep up to date on what the Crafty Critters are up to: