Miniature Mexican Star Piñatas

No sticks or blindfolds required to bust open these small pinatas -- they easily break open in your hands! Present one to each guest as a take-home party favor, filled with treats and candy.

Photography: Manal Aman

Source: Martha Stewart


  • Yellow cardstock
  • Crepe paper in green, pink, and orange
  • Tissue paper in yellow and pink
  • White glue
  • Scissors
  • Masking tape
  • Hot glue gun
  • X-acto knife


  1. Use a premade star template to cut out two stars from cardstock. Additionally cut out 1" wide strips from the cardstock.

  2. Using the masking tape, secure the strips all the way around the edge of one of the stars. Then, place the second star on top and tape around the edge again to form the piñata structure.

  3. Decorate the points of the star first. Cut crepe paper into ½" high strips long enough that they can wrap all the way around the star's point. Fringe each strip. Glue three different colors of fringe to each point of the star by starting from the center of the star and moving up.

  4. Cut yellow tissue paper into 2" wide rectangles. Scrunch up and glue in a circle formation on the center of the star; finish with one piece of pink tissue paper scrunched in the middle.

  5. Use an x-acto knife to make a small opening in the piñata; fill with candy; close opening.

  6. Cut a small piece of ribbon and hot glue it to the piñata.


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