The other day we had Mexican Night at the Fisher household with our lovely student group… and of course no Mexican Night is complete without a piñata! (And a Mexican playlist and Nathan’s amazing fajitas!!) 🙂
So… here’s how to make your own super-duper piñata!
You will need:
Cereal box x2, toilet rolls x4, sweets, coloured paper, scissors and cellotape
- To make the main body of the piñata, use one of the cereal boxes. I decided to go with the traditional donkey shape. Cut some large-ish holes in the sides of the cardboard box, fill with sweets and tape the lid down.
- Add the legs – 2 toilet rolls at the front and 2 at the back.
- The head is a little more tricky, I cut out 2 ‘donkey head’ shapes from the other cereal box and then made it 3D with a long strip of card taped around the edges. Once the head shape is made, stick it to the body.
- Cover the piñata with coloured paper. I went for a rainbow effect. To do this I cut lots of coloured paper into long strips, then cut a thick fringe along the bottom, about half way up. I then taped all the strips onto the piñata, starting at the bottom and working my way up. It doesn’t matter if it’s a little bit messy, it’s going to get bashed around very soon!
- When the piñata is covered, find somewhere to hang it. This is something that I didn’t really consider when I was making it as we live in a flat! However Nathan came to the rescue and we tied it onto the end of a broom handle and he held it up in our living room.
- Find something to hit it with. Again we kind of forgot about this until everyone had arrived! We used an old curtain rod from our storage cupboard…
- Blindfold a lucky person, spin them around 3 times and let them have 3 swings at the piñata!
And here’s a picture of poor Mr Piñata after it was all over… he managed to lose his legs and his head before any sweets came out, he was surprisingly robust and a lot of fun!