Mini Chili Pepper Piñatas (Mexico)


We are continuing with our exploration of Mexico on our Kids’ Culinary Passport series with this easy craft project for the kids! Today, we’re sharing how to celebrate the fiestas of Mexico by making your own mini chili pepper piñata using common household items and recyclable materials. Olé!

Mini Chili Pepper Piñatas (Mexico) -- Part of the Kids' Culinary Passport series to cook and craft your way around the world.

To make your own mini piñata, you will need: a cardboard roll (from an empty paper towel roll), masking tape, red party streamers or tissue paper, green tissue paper, some string, scissors, and of course candy!

Begin by cutting the cardboard tube in half as shown.

Mini Chili Pepper Piñatas (Mexico) -- Part of the Kids' Culinary Passport series to cook and craft your way around the world.

Next, cut into one of the ends of the tube to make four equal sections, like so.

Mini Chili Pepper Piñatas (Mexico) -- Part of the Kids' Culinary Passport series to cook and craft your way around the world.

Mold into shape, and hold in place with masking tape.

Mini Chili Pepper Piñatas (Mexico) -- Part of the Kids' Culinary Passport series to cook and craft your way around the world.

 Next, cut fringe along the edge of a length of red party streamer, or a strip of red tissue paper.

Mini Chili Pepper Piñatas (Mexico) -- Part of the Kids' Culinary Passport series to cook and craft your way around the world.

Begin wrapping the fringed paper around the cardboard tube starting from the bottom and working your way up the tube. Hold in place with tape. Fill your piñata with candy, then add the string, and finish off with some green tissue paper leaves on top. You can hold the leaves in place with a rubber band.

Mini Chili Pepper Piñatas (Mexico) -- Part of the Kids' Culinary Passport series to cook and craft your way around the world.

 Now your mini chili pepper piñata is ready for your Mexican fiesta!

Mini Chili Pepper Piñatas (Mexico) -- Part of the Kids' Culinary Passport series to cook and craft your way around the world.

Have fun!!

 


Kids Culinary PassportThis post is part of our Kids’ Culinary Passport series, designed for parents and kids to cook and craft their way around the world together! Every week this month, we’ll feature a new country with a recipe and quick craft project. It’s FREE, fun, and educational. Share photos of your kids’ creations on Instagram using hashtag #KidsCulinaryPassport, or on our Inner Child Food Facebook Page.

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About Valerie

Valerie is a creative play advocate and the founder of Inner Child Fun Media, LLC. She enjoys drinking tea, crafting, and blogging at Inner Child Fun. You can find Valerie on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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