Cinco de Mayo Piñatas!

My creative sister, who’s a children’s librarian, has to come up with lots of kids’ activities that often involves crafts for her children’s programs. This kids crafts section is dedicated to her awesome projects (and me syphoning off her ideas and putting them here on my blog! ) Here’s the first of hopefully many!

A DIY piñatas in time for the Cinco de Mayo celebration! The sis found this great tutorial online and used this guide as a reference . For her Cinco de Mayo project, she decided to make a sombrero out of cereal and cardboard boxes. I’ve documented her progress through these pictures. (For more detailed instruction, please refer to the blog link above.)

You will need the following:
* Cardboard box
* Some cereal boxes
* Scotch tape, mailing tape and scissors
* Exacto knife
* Colorful crepe paper streamers
* Sturdy string, wire or anything strong to hang the piñata.

1. First, cut out the cardboard pieces that would resemble the brim part of the sombrero hat, then tape them together.



2. We felt that the brim was too boxy looking. So she carved out some from the top and made it more curvy.


3. The cereal boxes were really easy to cut through and work with. Very malleable for this purpose! Next step was to cut out the top part of the hat and tape the pieces together.


4. Then attach the two parts with tape.


5. She also drilled holes on the sides of the hat to insert strings that will hold up the piñata.


6. And a little cut out door to put the candies in when finished.


7. Then came the fun part. Cutting the colorful crepe paper streamers and taping them to the hat!



8. And ta-da~! The finished product!



¡Arriba! ¡Epa! ¡Epa! ¡Epa! Yeehaw! Happy Cinco de Mayo!!

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  1. Mark

    April 28, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    Susan……I read this entry about your Sis’s idea for the pinata–and I just kept smiling as I thought “this is all so Susan!” Sister I am SO glad you are decorating for our wedding….you do need to see “Father of the Bride” sometime though. Martin Short is hilarious as Franck, the wedding coordinator. You think YOU like to go big….you need to see some of his ideas! lol That is why I said you’re like our “Franck”…and why we will NOT be having white swans!! 🙂

    • Susan


      April 28, 2013 at 10:58 PM

      lol!! I LOVE Father of the Bride (and its sequel too!) And Franck, yes, what a character – I am honored to be compared to him as a wedding designer. hahaha. 🙂 Thanks Mark and for letting me decorate your wedding!


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