* If you can, try and do this a couple of days in advance so the paper has time to dry/harden.
What you'll need:
- A balloon blown up
- Strips of newspaper
- a mixture of flour and water
- garbage bag to cover/protect the table
Saturate the strips of newspaper in the flour/water mixture and lay across balloon. Make sure to smooth it down. Cover the whole balloon leaving a small opening in the top.
Allow to dry completely, and then repeat process again. I think we did a total of 4 layers. Once you have the desired thickness pop the balloon, and remove from inside. Fill with candy, treats, prizes, etc. We actually just left the hole in the top, but you can cover it with newspaper. Since ours was a golden egg we painted it white (so the newspaper writing wouldn't show through), and then painted it a golden yellow. I forgot to get string, so my husband poked holes in the side and we ended up using measuring tape from my sewing kit.
It was strong enough to stand up to 5 kids hitting it as hard as they could.
Not too shabby I'd say :)