What if the balloon sticks to the inside when popped?

Have made sure all layers are dry, popped the balloon to remove and it’s stuck! Thanks.

Answer from Piñata Boy

That does happen sometimes. Sometimes when I’ve cut a candy door into the wall of the piñata, I’ll reach in through the opening and try to remove the pieces of popped balloon that have stuck to the walls. But sometimes the candy door is too small for me to fit my hand through it, so sometimes I’ll reach in with a long stick of some kind and try to scrape the balloon pieces off the inner wall, then shake the loose pieces to the candy door to remove them.

But you can also just leave the stuck balloon pieces right where they are. When the piñata gets broken, there will be debris lying on the ground, and an extra piece of latex rubber isn’t going to make any difference either during the breaking or during the cleaning up afterward. If you laid the first layer of papier mâché strips directly onto the balloon, the popped balloon pieces that are stuck to the inside might stay attached to the inner wall all the way through the breaking and cleaning up.

So I guess the short answer is, try to pull or scrape the popped balloon pieces from the inside wall if you can, and if you can’t, don’t worry about it. 🙂

Good luck!


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