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How to Make a Piñata!

Ever wondered how to make a Piñata? Well wonder no more, it’s actually much easier than you think and it’s a great activity to do at a birthday party, or really any celebration for that matter. Here’s a list of supplies:

2 pieces of Cardboard

Mural Paper (slightly thicker than regular paper)

Masking Tape

Crepe Paper (aka streamers)

Candy/or your choice of small objects for the inside of your Piñata

Step 1:

Decide what you want your Piñata to be and then draw an outline of the shape onto the cardboard. Cut out the shape and trace it onto the second piece of cardboard, when finished cut out the second shape.

ImageStep 2

For the next step, the width of the paper you use will determine the thickness of your Piñata. We used about 2.5″ wide mural paper for this step. You’re going to cut a strip of the mural paper and tape it onto one of the pieces of your Piñata, following the outline of the shape. Once you’ve secured the mural paper to the cardboard shape you will start to attach the second piece of cardboard. The trick is to remember to NOT completely attach the two pieces until you’ve put your candy in! You also may want to attach a hook to your Piñata now as it will be harder once you’ve sealed it. Once you’ve sealed your Piñata you can start to decorate it. We used one colour of crepe paper but you can go to town here and use the whole rainbow! We glued the paper on with a glue stick and then cut little slits.

ImageAnd voila! You have a finished Piñata! We had a Mexican Fiesta Themed Birthday at Seasons and we had all the kids make their own little Piñata’s, they had a ball making them and of course filling them with candy! If you made this on a much bigger scale you could use it as an activity at a birthday party.

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Nikki is the owner/director of Seasons Family Centre. She completed a diploma in photography at Fanshawe College, followed by a degree in psychology at the University of Western Ontario. Shortly after she finished a post-graduate diploma at the Toronto Art Therapy Institute. She is a Registered Canadian Art Therapist. Over the next few years she extended her education through various courses in psychology, counselling and play therapy at George Brown College, Hincks Delcrest and Cross Country Education. For the past several years Nikki has been running art programs all across the city of Toronto at various schools, community centres, libraries and private homes. She also runs play therapy groups at Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Offices as well as private art therapy sessions. Nikki has taken several courses in baking and cake decorating through the Wilton certification program.

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