How to make a piñata

If  you’re looking for ways to add diversity and culture into your children’s lives why not give a homemade piñata a try?

The finished project

Treasure chest piñata

I made this piñata for my son’s 5th birthday party.  Follow these easy steps for a fool proof piñata and you’ll be sure to please the kids at the next birthday party.

Since our theme was pirate I made a treasure chest.

What you’ll need:

  • A Box
  • 1 cup of flour
  • newspaper
  • water
  • tissue paper
  • twine
  • metal hanger
  • 2 or 3 cereal boxes
  • Stapler

Cut 2 inch strips from the cereal box cardboard, cut the top of the box off and make a weave with the cereal box strips. Then staple each end on the strips to the box and make an arch.

Then take one or two cups of flour and mix some water until you get a glue like consistency. Cut newspaper strips and dip them into the flour mixture and be sure to remove excess mixture. Place on your piñata shape until the entire subject is covered. Wait a day and it will be rock hard and then it’s ready to decorate.

Before you decorate determine the spot for the candy opening and poke a hole large enough to put a metal hanger so you can hang it.Fringe the tissue paper and use a glue and water mixture and stick it to the piñata.

Good luck and have fun! It’s so easy and cheap to do.

The treasure chest piñata

Dressing up the piñata


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