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Crafts: Mini Pinatas

Crafts: Mini Pinatas

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

Modeled after traditional piñatas, these personal-size candy holders tear open easily, revealing a cache of sweets inside. And since they're a cinch to put together, they make great favors for a school party.


  • Toilet paper tube
  • Tissue paper
  • Paper streamer
  • Scissors
  • Glue


Mini Pinatas step 1

1. Make a cut along the length of a toilet paper tube, then roll the cardboard into a cone and secure it with tape.

Mini Pinatas step 2

2. Roll the cone in green tissue paper, taking care to fully cover the tip, and tape the tissue paper in place.

Mini Pinatas step 3

3. Remove the cardboard and fill the paper cone with small candies.

Mini Pinatas step 4

4. Tightly twist closed the top to create the chili's stem.

Mini Pinatas step 5

5. For the fringe, accordion-fold a 25-inch length of red paper streamer and cut slits ¼ inch apart along one side, stopping ¼ inch from the edge.

Mini Pinatas step 6

6. Unfold the streamer and place the chili's bottom point at one end of the fringe. Slowly wrap the fringe around the chili in a tight upward spiral, sticking it in place with a glue stick as you go. Trim any excess fringe and allow the glue to dry. Come fiesta time, partyers can simply tear the tissue paper to break open the piñata.