Mini Piñatas

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Mini Pi�atas
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. Mini Pi�atas - Step 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. Mini Pi�atas - Step 2

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

  3. Mini Pi�atas - Step 3

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

  4. Mini Pi�atas - Step 4

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

  5. Mini Pi�atas - Step 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. Mini Pi�atas - Step 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.

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