One tip for making a beehive piñata is to make sure that a large balloon is used to create the mold for the structure. The balloon should be at least 24 inches wide when inflated. Another good tip is to use a large bucket to hold the balloon in place while covering its surface with papier-mâché. This ensures that it stays in place during the process.
When attaching the papier-mâché strips to the balloon, leave an opening that is at least 4 inches wide at the narrow end of the structure. The opening must be wide enough to insert candy and any other treats inside the piñata once it is complete.
Make sure that each layer of papier-mâché strips has dried completely before popping the balloon inside the structure. This piñata requires three separate layers of papier-mâché, and each layer requires approximately 6 hours of drying time. After the structure has dried completely, pop the balloon with a pin and tip the piñata over to allow the balloon to fall out on its own. Do not try to reach inside the piñata to retrieve the popped balloon. Finally, use a utility knife to make cutting the holes for the piñata hanger easier.