Jack O’ Lantern Pumpkin Balloon Pinata

Today I’m sharing how to fill a balloon with candy and treats. It’s a fun Jack o’ Lantern for Halloween: a Pumpkin Balloon Pinata.

Pumpkin Balloon Pinata

My post last spring that shared how to fill a balloon with candy was a lot of fun so I decided to make a fall version just in time for Halloween.  This time, I made  jack-o-lantern pumpkins. They are like a piñata for one. If you get really good at making them, you can mass produce and hand them out to trick-or-treaters!

Halloween Party Idea

Start by gathering good quality orange balloons (don’t use the really small, thin ones or the will just pop), small wrapped candy without sharp edges (like boxes of candy or lollipops) and small soft toys. I used packs of Skittles, Rolos, Starburst, glow-in-the-dark mice and sticky eyeballs.

How To Fill A Balloon With Candy

Stretch the opening of the balloon over the mouth of a plastic bottle. I used a bottle of Life Water because it has an extra wide mouth. I washed the bottle out and then cut off the top, turning it into a funnel. Then, carefully, gently shove the candy and the toys into the balloon, allowing it to stretch as you go.

filled balloon

Next, carefully remove the balloon from the funnel, fill the balloon with air and tie it shut.

Jack o Lantern Balloon

Cut a jack-o-lantern face from black paper and attach it to the balloon. I used a tape runner.

Then, the kids get to pop the pumpkin balloon to get their treats. Watch the video to the end to see how fun they are!

If you plan to share these jack-o-lantern piñatas in a school, be sure to get approval from your child’s teacher and to check for latex allergies.

Here are a couple more filled balloon ideas:

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    • Tonia says

      Sorry Therese! When I wrote the post, I couldn’t remember the brand and was going to go back and add it but with my vacation brain, I totally forgot! It was a Life Water bottle. Thanks!

  1. Anna Bennett says

    That is such an awesome idea. I like it. I am going to pass this on to Facebook & Tweeter.
    I have a lot of friends & family that love to do things like that.

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