Materials: Tissue and crepe paper in bright colors
Florist or plain wire
Green crepe paper
scissors and glue
From crepe paper cut a pretty flower colored crepe strip of tissue paper at least 3"
wide, and long enough to make 5 to 20 petals for your flower. Choose the petal's shape:
fringed, scalloped, or gently curved, etc.
Cut the strips; fold at the petal's end (you might have from 5 to 20 folds or petals).
Make the right finish: fringed, scalloped, gently curved, wobbly, etc.; or make single
petal flowers which are generally cut from colored tissue.
The size and shape will vary within one blossom.
Make a long narrow strip of tissue or crepe paper; cut one edge , usually by fringing (it
can be folded to reduce cutting time). Wrap other edge around wire, fluffing the fringe as
Using florist tape, painted masking tape, or glue for holding center to the wire, wrap on
the blossoms or single petals.
If you don't have florist wire, glue green crepe paper on a wire or pipe cleaner.
Make leaves from crepe paper, if possible, as it is sturdier.
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Balloon, beach ball, box, or a shape close to the shape of the piece to be formed;
Vaseline; materials for paper maché; scissors; glue or paste, crepe paper or tissue
paper; other bits and pieces of beautiful things like scraps of yarn, metallic paper, etc.
Build the piece over the Vaseline covered balloon. When the mache' is hard, deflate the
balloon with a pin and pull it through the opening. Always leave a lightly covered
hole for holding the goodies. Add cardboard pieces, little boxes, etc., to change the
basic shape but be sure that all joints are well anchored with tape, wires, or brads. All
piñatas should be beautiful, even for just a day, so use all sorts of papers, paints,
yarns, ribbons, etc., to make yours very beautiful.
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Tissue paper in various colors; metallic paper, if available; scissors (the sharper the
better); Crayons or pencils and paper for planning
Fold the paper in half, and in half again and then again. Plan the designs as circles or
diamonds, or both, or variations on the theme.
Cut it out. Open it out, enjoy it, and think of ways you might want to work next
time. Be sure not to make a mistake. All of the edges must be linked together.
The edges can be scalloped, fringed, or plain. The paper can be short or long, thin or
fat. Banners can be hung or mounted on another piece of that is a different color or
texture. They may be hung by fastening them to suspendeded wire, paper clips, or
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