How to Make a Piñata

How to Make a Piñata

Piñata Paste

Piñata Paste

Piñata Base

Piñata Base

Attaching the Piñata Star Points to the Base

Attaching the Piñata Star Points to the Base

Decorating the Piñata

Decorating the Piñata

How To Paper Mache

How To Paper Mache

Create Your Own Unique Ornaments

Create Your Own Unique Ornaments

Simple Tye Dye Easter Eggs

Simple Tye Dye Easter Eggs

Create The Coolest Easter Eggs

Create The Coolest Easter Eggs

Wow With A Homemade Pinata

Wow With A Homemade Pinata

Framed Silhouettes For Someone Special

Framed Silhouettes For Someone Special

Decorating the Piñata

Decorating the Piñata

Attaching the Piñata Star Points to the Base

Attaching the Piñata Star Points to the Base

Piñata Base

Piñata Base

Piñata Paste

Piñata Paste

How to Make a Piñata

How to Make a Piñata

Basic Acrylic Painting - Overglaze and Finishing

Basic Acrylic Painting - Overglaze and Finishing

Basic Acrylic Painting - Adding Shadows and Highlights

Basic Acrylic Painting - Adding Shadows and Highlights

Basic Acrylic Painting - Sponge Texture

Basic Acrylic Painting - Sponge Texture

Basic Acrylic Painting - Additional Layering

Basic Acrylic Painting - Additional Layering

Basic Acrylic Painting - Spattering Texture

Basic Acrylic Painting - Spattering Texture

Basic Acrylic Painting - Canvas Prep and Undercoat

Basic Acrylic Painting - Canvas Prep and Undercoat

Basic Acrylic Painting - Preparing a Work Space

Basic Acrylic Painting - Preparing a Work Space

Basic Acrylic Painting

Basic Acrylic Painting

How to Make a Framed Silhouette

How to Make a Framed Silhouette

Striped Easter Eggs

Striped Easter Eggs

Marbleized Easter Eggs

Marbleized Easter Eggs

Decorating Tie Dyed Easter Eggs

Decorating Tie Dyed Easter Eggs

Organic Onion Skin Easter Egg Dye

Organic Onion Skin Easter Egg Dye

Blowing Out Easter Eggs - Making it Hollow

Blowing Out Easter Eggs - Making it Hollow

Easter Egg Crafts

Easter Egg Crafts

Homemade Gift Box - Final Steps

Homemade Gift Box - Final Steps

Homemade Gift Box - Folding the Bottom

Homemade Gift Box - Folding the Bottom

How to Make a Homemade Gift Box

How to Make a Homemade Gift Box

Christmas Ornaments - Iridescent Design

Christmas Ornaments - Iridescent Design

Christmas Ornaments - Opaque Design

Christmas Ornaments - Opaque Design

Christmas Ornaments - Stripe Design

Christmas Ornaments - Stripe Design

Christmas Ornaments - Swirl Design

Christmas Ornaments - Swirl Design

How to Make Christmas Ornaments

How to Make Christmas Ornaments

Paper Mache - Painting and Decorating

Paper Mache - Painting and Decorating

Paper Mache - Attaching the Base to the Bowl

Paper Mache - Attaching the Base to the Bowl

How to Make a Paper Mache Bowl

How to Make a Paper Mache Bowl

How to Make Paper Mache Paste

How to Make Paper Mache Paste

Paper Mache

Paper Mache

Make A Scarecrow

Make A Scarecrow

How To Dye Easter Eggs

How To Dye Easter Eggs

Haunted Gingerbread House

Haunted Gingerbread House

Edible Candy Bowl Centerpiece

Edible Candy Bowl Centerpiece

Trick or Treat Candy Cups

Trick or Treat Candy Cups

Halloween Wrapped HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Bars

Halloween Wrapped HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Bars

Pumpkin Treat Bag

Pumpkin Treat Bag

Create The Coolest Easter Eggs

Create The Coolest Easter Eggs

Simple Tye Dye Easter Eggs

Simple Tye Dye Easter Eggs

Framed Silhouettes For Someone Special

Framed Silhouettes For Someone Special

Baby Shower Flower Seed Packet

Baby Shower Flower Seed Packet

Baby Shower Candy Tin

Baby Shower Candy Tin

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How to Make a Piñata

Craft expert Mary Gallagher-Stout discusses how to make a Pinata.

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Mary Gallagher-Stout: Hi! I am Mary Gallagher-Stout and today we are going to be creating a traditional Mexican Piata. Through this demonstration, I will be showing you how to make your own paste, how to prepare you mold and filled paper-mache on the mold, how to assemble your molds together and create a star. Then we are going to decorate, fill it and then it's party time.

The supplies that we'll need to make the piata are we are going to need a 2:1 ratio of flour to water to make the paste. Our molds will be a balloon and a water bottle top. We are going to need masking tape, newspaper, saran wrap, crepe paper, tissue paper, a hole puncture, and something to hang your piata with like filament or ribbon or yarn and we're also be using some mod podge, tacky glue to adhere the decorations on to the piata because it's tackier and it sets up quicker, so we can get everything off and running and have our piata ready to go.

Also I would like to mention that this is a very messy project so you should make sure that you lay down some newspapers so you can clean up in a jiff. Before we get started, I want to tell you a little about myself. I am a studio artist and decorative painter at the Lorton Art Workhouse Center in Lorton, Virginia. I have been painting and creating my whole life and filling piatas is sculpting in a sense and I really look forward to introducing you all to this really exciting medium and I came right to show you. So let's get started.