- tissue paper in a variety of colours
- paper punch
- Cut out the template and trace the two sides of the piñata onto cardboard. Cut out a long strip of cardboard at least 2.5cm wide and about 35cm long.
- Tape the cardboard strip around one side of the piñata following the shape. Don’t worry about being too neat as the tape will be covered by tissue paper.
- Tape the other side of the template to the strip and fill the piñata with sweets just before closing it completely.
- Cut strips of tissue paper that are roughly 2cm wide. Fold these strips in half lengthways, and in half again, then make snips to about midway into the paper to create a ruffled effect.
- Glue the tissue paper strips to the cardboard, alternating your colours.
- Using a paper punch, punch holes into black card to make the eyes and glue them on.
- Print out names, glue them onto excess pieces of tissue paper and stick them onto toothpicks. Poke a hole into the piñata to attach the toothpick.
Tip: Glue the tissue paper to both sides of the piñata first so that it’s easier to trim excess paper, and then glue down the top and front.
Magazine issue date: October, 2017