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How to Make a Pinata Beehive

This is one beehive that you can hang anywhere you like without worry, because no bees will emerge to sting you. A pinata beehive is an adorable addition to a children's party or a great decoration for an adult event. It's so cute that chances are, you won't want to destroy it to get the candy out.
Difficulty: Moderately Challenging

Things You'll Need:

  • Newsprint paper, unprinted
  • 1 large balloon, white
  • White craft glue
  • Paint
  • Petroleum jelly
  • White and yellow tissue paper
  • Heavy duty thread
  • Nylon thread
  • Scissors
  1. Tear the newsprint paper into strips approximately 1-by-3 inches.

  2. Blow up the balloon to the desired beehive size. Find a bowl that will be just big enough to hold the balloon securely so it won't move while you're working on it. Smear the inside of the bowl and the balloon completely with petroleum jelly.

  3. Make a thin glue solution by mixing white craft glue with water. Use approximately 2 parts water to 1 part glue.

  4. Put a few paper strips in the water and glue mixture and let them soak for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove them one strip at a time, and pull them between your first and second fingers to squeeze off excess glue. Lay the strips on the balloon, covering the entire balloon one layer thick, with no holes between strips.

  5. Cover the entire beehive with a few more layers of newspaper strips and glue mixture, allowing it to dry thoroughly between each layer. After all the layers of the beehive are completely dry, take the beehive out of the bowl, poke a hole in the top of the beehive and carefully pull the balloon through the hole.

  6. Cut the white and yellow tissue paper into 2-inch strips, leaving the length of the tissue paper intact. Wrap the strips around the beehive pinata, working from top tobottom.

  7. Fill the pinata beehive with an assortment of candies and hang it with the nylon string.