Pinatas can be a very fun craft experience for children. It’s simple to make your own pinata paste with flour. I cook this simple recipe (no fancy cooking skills required, I promise) and use it every time we make a paper mache pinata at home.
What You’ll Need
You’ll need enough flour to be able to mix 5 parts of water for every 1 part flour. It’s easiest for me to use a cup measure and do 1 cup flour with 5 cups water.
How To Start:
Bring 4 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, mix 1 cup of flour with 1 cup of water until the lumps are gone.
Once the 4 cups of water are boiling, add the separate flour/water mixture to the pot and stir constantly with a silicone spatula while it boils for about 3-5 minutes. The mixture should be smooth and thick like a glue. You can add more flour/water in small amounts if needed to achieve desired consistency. Optional: Add 1-2 Tablespoons of Salt to help prevent mold and stir.
Remove from stove and allow to cool. Once it is at a comfortable temperature, you can use it for your paper mache project.
You can store leftovers in a covered container in the refrigerator overnight.