Mini Piñatas

Mini Piñatas
This photo originally appeared in FamilyFun Magazine
Total Time 1 hour
Ages school-age

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.

What you’ll need

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

How to make it

  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.
  2. 2
    Roll the cone in green tissue paper, taking care to fully cover the tip, and tape the tissue paper in place.
  3. 3
    Remove the cardboard and fill the paper cone with small candies.
  4. 4
    Tightly twist closed the top to create the chili’s stem.
  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.
  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.
Courtesy of FamilyFun Magazine