MAKE A PAPER PLATE PIñATA FOR CINCO DE MAYO

Who doesn’t love a piñata?

by Mari

Paper Plate Piñatas are loads of fun for kids of all ages and even adults too! They are easy to make too, and we will show you how!

To go with our Cinco De Mayo week of celebrating and learning that this holiday is beyond sombreros and donkeys, my kids will end their fun with a piñata. As a Mexican, I feel very strongly about making sure my kids, realize in the midst of the fun celebrations, the real significance of Cinco de Mayo.

This piñata is easy to make and lots of fun. And if you’re having a party you can even make lots of these in various sizes to hang around, it’s colorful and festive. Or let the kids each make their own piñatas to break at the end of the party.

HOW TO MAKE A PAPER PLATE PIñATA

Supplies:

  • 2 paper plates
  • glue
  • tissue paper
  • candy

1.Using your tissue paper, make some fringe. The best to do it is fold it over a few times and then cut up and down.

2.Then you’ll need to place both paper plates together and staple one end together. It should resemble a tambourine of some sort. Like in image 2b.

3.Once it’s stapled you’ll start by decorating it with tissue paper of various colors.

4.Let the glue dry and then stuff it with candy.

5.Finish by stapling it completely and then running some string through the top middle.

Note: Depending on the quality of the paper plate you won’t want to stuff it too much so it can withhold a few bangs without it completing falling off the string the instant it’s hit.

Looking for more Cinco De Mayo fun? You can make a Cinco De Mayo Tissue paper flower!

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