Cultura: DIY Christmas ornament

(Photo and Instructions by: Sarah Bonk)

(Photo and Instructions by: Sarah Bonk)

With all the Thanksgiving leftovers and black Friday sales done, the start of the Christmas season is here and it’s time to pull out the decorations. Get the family involved in the decorating process this year by making your own ornaments. With the tradition of Las Posadas coming up, we found a piñata ornament tutorial that will get the children excited to break up the piñata during the celebrations.

Step one:

Draw a piñata shape onto lightweight cardboard (like a cereal box) and cut it out. Trace around the cut-out onto another piece of cardboard, and cut out the second side.

step 1

Step two:

Cut out several strips of cardboard, 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch wide. Use masking tape to attach the strips around the edge of your first side, creating a border.

step two

Step three:

Cut a length of ribbon, about 6 inches long. Fold it in half and make a knot at the folded end. Cut a small hole in the back of the strip to insert the ribbon for hanging. Then, use a thin strip of masking tape to attach the second piñata cut-out to the first, making your ornament 3D.

step threeStep four:

Cut short strips of red, green, and lime green streamers—enough to wrap around your piñata. Make small cuts along one end the streamers to create fringe.

step 4

Step five:

Glue the fringed streamers onto the piñata with craft glue.

step 5

Step six:

Make two layers of each colored streamer along the piñata.

step six

Continue adding streamers until you have covered the entire piñata, then hang it on your tree. To see more detailed instructions, visit

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