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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with these festive, easy-to-make piñatas!

This activity is appropriate for:
pre-k – 3rd grade / 4 – 8 years

You will need:

Directions

  1. Give each student a lunch-size paper bag, scissors, glue and about ten strips of colored construction paper or crepe paper.
  2. Encourage students to use scissors to cut a fringe into each strip of paper. (Have them cut the fringe about ¼" apart across each strip, from the bottom to about ¼" from the top.)
  3. Have students glue about five strips horizontally from bottom to top on one side of the bag. Instruct students to glue each strip so that the fringe of the second strip overlaps the top of the first strip, and so on, until the bag is covered.
  4. Have students flip the bag over and repeat the process of gluing the strips onto the other side of the bag. Allow time for the glue to dry.
  5. Instruct students to open the bag, stand it upright and drop in a handful of candy and/or small toys.
  6. Have students tie the opening of the bag closed with yarn or string. Hang the decorative piñatas from your classroom ceiling for a colorful Cinco de Mayo display!

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