Just in time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!


  • Cereal box or cardboard
  • Tissue Paper
  • Tape
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Candy and confetti


Step one:

Take an old cardboard box and cut out the template 

Then trace the template and cut out second.

Step Two:

Cut out one long strip of cardboard 1 1/2" in width, the same length as the circumference of the shape. 

Tip: measure with guiding a string around the circumference of the pinata shape. 

Step Three:

Then tape it all along the shape of the template.

Step Four:

In the second template, cut a rectangle on the side. Then tape to the other side.


Step Five:
Then fill with candy, or money, or confetti.... 

Step Six:

Tie a draw string around the piece you just cut out and lightly glue in place.

Step Seven:

Take strips of tissue paper fringe. (Made by cutting strips of tissue paper then cutting fringe along one side) 

And glue in strips all around the body covering the body of the pinata

Step Eight:

Add scrunched fringe all along the top to give it a finished look.

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