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Lesson Plans


Cinco de Mayo

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Lyna Kittelmann (lynak)
Sat, 18 Apr 1998 06:34:03 -0000


You can always do the pinata out of paper mache. You need balloons, torn
newspaper strips, watered down glue. Blow up the balloons, tie off, wet
the newspaper strips with the glue and cover the balloons with the
newspaper stips until completely covered. I actually like to use 2 or more
layers at least for this project. You can make animal shapes using layers
or rolled paper you've glued on, or flowers or any shape you want. When
completety dry, pop the balloons with a pin, and paint the pinata. When
that is dry cut a saucer sizes hole in the top, or bottom, wherever, of
your shape (carefully) and fill with candy and/or prizes. Carefully clue
down the shape using first tape, then newspaper strips again. When this is
dry paint it. When the whole thing is finished, hang your pinata up and
the children are blindfolded and they then take turns hitting the pinata
with a stick to try and break it, when it breaks the candy comes flying out
and they have a wonderful time scrambling for the treat.
This is a long process and you can buy pinata's here at the grocery story,
but they are fun to make also.

Does anyone have the addresses of some good art idea magazines for K-5
children? Thanks