The piñata ornament is inspired by the book: A Piñata in a Pine Tree: A Latino Twelve Days of Christmas.  For the ornaments we used rolls of paper towels, gift-wrapping rolls, and of course toilet paper rolls. Colorful pieces of tissue paper, glue, ribbon, and candy!

Have the children glue the scraps of tissue paper onto the toilet paper roll. Once they finish wrap the candy with tissue paper and assist with tying it with a ribbon on both ends. Make sure to leave a hoop to hang on the tree, and a ribbon at the bottom to pull the candy out of the piñata ornament.


Once the candy is wrapped put it inside the decorated toilet paper roll, and hang it on your tree! 🙂
Psst! Before you head out take a look at our ornaments from last year:  For more details click on the pictures below. 

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  1. These are awesome! They look so fun to make and I love how you reused cardboard rolls! And of course my daughter would love the candy part the best 🙂

  2. These are so sweet Frances! They remind me a little bit of the Christmas crackers I've been introduced to since moving to southern Africa.

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