Piñatas (Paper Mâché)

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Piñatas are a distinct element of the Mexican culture.  They were introduced in 16th century by the Europeans as tool to teach religion.  In today’s Mexican culture, pinatas are used for celebrations, birthday parties and Christmas parties.

Participants will learn how to make a traditional 7 peaks piñata. This hands-on workshop is best suited for adults.

It takes more than 2 hours to complete a Piñata, as well as drying time before the paper mâché form can be decorated. Ana suggests doing the project in three 45 minute guided sessions.

Workshop Details




Art, Social Studies, Folk Lore


25 max

Standard Length

3 sessions of at least 45 min

Room Setup

Classroom with desks or work tables

Supplies/Equipment Needed:

Access to running water

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