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Treat Balls

Treat balls adorned with silhouettes are spooky Halloween party favors.




  • Small balloons
  • Orange and black tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • Diluted glue
  • Utility knife


  1. Step 1

    Cover small balloons with one layer of orange tissue paper and then one layer of yellow.

  2. Step 2

    Cut out your own shapes, or download and print our silhouettes, then trace them onto black tissue paper; cut out each shape.

  3. Step 3

    Affix the silhouettes to spheres with diluted glue. When dry, enlarge knot holes (start cutting with utility knife, then finish with scissors). For party favors, fill balls with candy and tiny toys; paste a circle of orange tissue paper over the hole.

Halloween 2004



Reviews (6)

  • Ginger_Thomas 6 Oct, 2011

    Or cover the [filtered word] with a green stem?

  • lynnbonnie 17 Oct, 2008

    I've never done paper mache - do you use diluted glue for "covering the small balloons" or is there some other kind of special medium?

  • liloco 15 Oct, 2008

    sorry, I must be missing this, but is the tissue paper dipped in paper mache, glue, water?

  • kristymrb 12 Oct, 2008

    yes, you have to blow first the balloon before covering it with tissue paper. this is a great idea for a make this for my children's halloween party in school....

  • nicnicolas1 11 Oct, 2008

    i'm not sure what you mean by covering balloons with tissue paper,do i blow up the balloon before covering it with tissue paper, if you do how do you get it so small and perfectly round?thanks!

  • amyschulz 8 Oct, 2008

    This is a wonderful project. People love surprises, and these mini-pinatas are a perfect party favor!
    Thank you, Martha, as always for these amazing projects and ideas! :)