The Pinata Maker by George Ancona is an entertaining biography about a man who makes Mexican pinatas the traditional way. I was surprised to learn he uses clay pots to create the cavity. The book details the steps he takes to create a swan and a star pinata.
A few hours later my youngest child was doing this.
To make a pinata use a glue and water mixture to paste newspaper pieces onto a balloon, paper or cardboard frame. After the balloon is entirely covered wait for it to dry and add another layer. Repeat until there are two or three layers.
Next decorate the balloon with tissue paper or paint. Cut a small hole into the balloon and paper mache and fill the cavity with treats.
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