If you're looking for a way to spice up your next summer party, this DIY tutorial shows how to make a paper mache pinata star entirely from scratch. The result is a colorful tissue paper pinata that not only looks store bought, but is a great game for the kids.

This Mexican-inspired, star-shaped party pinata gets its circular shape from using a blown-up balloon. The balloon is covered with strips of newspaper and glue to create a hard paper mache layer and, after, the balloon is popped leaving you with a hollow circle to fill with candy. Then, cardboard cones cover the circle shape to create the points of the star. Everything is covered in several layers of technicolor paper fringe to create a festive look. Fill the pinata with candy and have fun hitting away at this homemade pinata.