If you think this is the cutest Halloween idea shared during Highlowaha's Second Annual Taste of USA, you're wrong. Loyal reader, Peggy, taught us to make a few holiday items we will share with you after October 1... provided her agent agrees!
Be the hit of your block, your office, your play group, or your child's school with this simple and inexpensive Halloween treat.
Blow up balloons. Water balloons work the best and can be found at Walmart... even at midnight.
Paper mache the balloons using a flour and water mixture.
Cut small strips of newspaper. Tip: packing paper from some place like Hobby Lobby or Crate and Barrel works better than newspaper, Newsprint doesn't show through and you can do fewer layers. Let dry.
Cut squares of orange tissue paper and, using a foam brush and Mod Podge, cover the paper mache balloon.
Add eyes and mouth.
Fill with candy, confetti, and other Halloween treats.
Add stem and greenery to seal top of pinata.
Make someone's day.
During our twenty minute Taste of USA workshop, the participants and I brainstormed quite a few variations of this idea, all which could be used to be used this fall. My suggestion was the head of a black cat. Black tissue paper, eyes, whiskers, and ears cut from foam.
How about you? What is your idea of how else we might use this idea between now and New Years?
Signing off until tomorrow...