Sent from reader, Erin:
I make my two sons a piñata for their birthday parties every year. They are so easy and cheap to make. I just use free cardboard boxes, tape (free from Staples with rewards), Crepe paper from the Dollar Tree, Construction paper from the Dollar Tree and candy (I use candy that we get from the many parades that we attend, Halloween, other parties, etc.). I do an internet search to model my piñatas after. All the kids have a blast with the piñatas!
Just cut out the cardboard boxes into desired shape. I usually do one side, then track the next to make it match and then use the extra cardboard to create the side panels. Tape everything together very well so that the piñata holds up to the beating. Before you secure the top, fill with candy. Cut a small hole on the top to insert the rope for it to hang. I also tie a small washer type item to keep the rope from breaking through. Next take crepe paper and scrunch it in your hand as you unravel it. Lay it back out and glue down the center. Apply it to the piñata. Repeat until you have it completely covered. Lastly, I add the construction paper to make the faces, or whatever design needed. It’s a little time consuming, but totally worth it! Thanks!!!
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