J from Whangarei writes, “Instead of buying a Piñata for a kid’s birthday, we made one. It’s easy. Coat an inflated balloon with paper mache, with the final coat being white paper. Leave an area at the bottom large enough to put goodies in. When dry pop the balloon and attach a string to the top. Place goodies in, then paper mache up the bottom. When dry have the birthday boy or girl paint and decorate the outside. There you are – a no cost piñata. All that’s now needed is a big whacker and some club-wielding children!”