I’ll write up the other decorations we did for my son’s Super Mario themed birthday party, but here’s an easy craft that you can do for your Mario loving gang, or simply paint it a different colour to make an earth or planet or soccer ball.
We didn’t hang it like a piñata, although we could have. I still put candy in it, but instead, we hid the egg on our main floor, called it a ‘level’ and had the kids (and, I will say, some eager aunts and uncles) look for the egg. It was a hilarious pursuit that my son said was one of the best things he did at his party.
Here’s how to make your own Yoshi egg to hide on your Super Mario level 😉
1 – Blow up a balloon to your desired size. Rip pieces of newspaper, flyers, magazines (check your recycle box!) into strips.
2- Mix together water and flour, until it’s a pasty/glue-like consistency.
3- Dip the strips into the flour mixture and put it over the balloon. Have the kids use paintbrushes to help cover the balloon too if you like. Repeat until the entire balloon is covered in a couple layers of paste and paper strips. Leave a small opening at the tip of the balloon where the knot is.
4-For the final layer, coat with paper towel.
5-Attach string to the knot of the balloon and hang to dry overnight.
6- When dry (likely the next day), pop the balloon and remove it’s parts. Fill your egg with whatever you like (stickers, candy, something light). Using a small amount of paper towel and flour paste, cover the hole with strips. Set aside for the top to dry overnight.
7-The next day, paint the egg white. Let dry.
8-Likely the next day (or when the white paint is dry), add the green dots on the egg. Let dry.
(special thanks to Vivian from Blend Creations who gave me the idea to do this!!)