A modern take on piñata making using recycled materials!

Available as both a bilingual lesson plan and activity.

Did you know that a piñata artist is called a piñatero? Piñateros have been making piñatas for centuries, passing down the art form from generation to generation. The history of piñatas and how they came to be such an important art form involves global and multi-cultural influences.

Despite the popularity of piñatas today, the art form is endangered. Experience piñata-making through this modern adaptation using recycled materials!

Teachers, we have prepared both English and Spanish lesson plans for you to bring to your classrooms.

Lifelong learners, learn more and make your own piñatas or piñata murals with these activities!

From “The Piñata Exhibit” at the NHCC, 2017

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