Who doesn’t love a piñata? I am so excited to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and Make a Paper Plate Piñata with my kids! Paper Plate Piñatas are loads of fun for kids of all ages and even adults, too! They are easy to make, and we will show you how!
To go with our Cinco De Mayo week of celebrating and learning that this holiday goes way 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 learn the real significance of Cinco de Mayo, in the midst of the fun celebrations.
This piñata is so much fun to make! If you’re having a party, you can even create many piñatas in various sizes to hang around. Or, let the kids each make their own piñatas to break at the end of the party!
How To Make A Paper Plate Piñata
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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. It should resemble a tambourine, like in image 2b, above.
3. Once it’s stapled, decorate 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 completely falling off the string the instant it’s hit.
More Ways to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo
Looking for more Cinco De Mayo fun? Check out these fun crafts and activities:
- How to Make Mexican Paper Flowers for Cinco de Mayo
- Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Kids
- Crock Pot Shredded Beef Tacos
What’s your favorite Cinco de Mayo tradition? Share in the comments below!