How to Make a Pinata

Pinata 4Piñatas are a staple in Mexican festivals, and they’re a great idea for children’s parties, too. After all, which child can resist hitting a brightly colored object with a bat and then getting toys, candies, and other party favors afterwards? Here’s how to make a simple piñata that’ll get the kids hitting.

The Preparation Stage

For supplies, get yourself some flour, water, old newspapers, crepe or decorative paper, glue, string, and a balloon. For equipment, find a couple of bowls (preferably ones you don’t intend to use for food in the future), scissors, and a brush that’s of medium length and thickness. [Read more…]