How To

Birthday parties and more! Learn to make a pinata for any party occasion!

Normally seen at Mexican celebrations, pinatas can make any kind of party a hit - and even better, they're fun to make! If you don't mind getting your hands dirty, a pinata can be a great project to do with the kids.

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Materials Needed

  • Cardboard
  • Different colored tissue paper
  • School Glue
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Candy

Directions

1. Assemble your cardboard template using hot glue, and once together, seal the sides using tape.

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2. Cut your tissue paper into strands about 2 inches thick, then fold your strands in half and use your scissors to create slits at the bottom. Continue to do this for each tissue color.

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3. Taking one tissue strand at a time, apply a line of glue to your cardboard pinata and begin to wrap the tissue around.

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4. Repeat step 3 alternating with different tissue colors and working your way up the pinata until it is covered from top to bottom.

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5. Apply the eyes to your pinata using a hot glue gun.

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6. Fill your pinata with candy and let the fun begin!

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