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Other Mexican Crafts
**Enchanted Learning Software's**
Paper Bag Monster Pinata Craft
More CraftsA simple-to-make pinata made from a paper bag and tissue paper. Pinatas are great at children's parties.
When you're done making your candy-filled pinata, you can hang the pinata up and have children break it open with a soft bat (like a Nerf bat or a tightly-rolled-up and taped newspaper).
Supplies needed:
  • A large paper bag
  • String
  • Tissue paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Crepe paper streamers
  • Optional: Googly eyes, paint
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Fill a paper bag about half way with goodies (like candies and small toys). Roll the top of the bag down, staple the folded top shut, and punch two holes along the top.

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Cut strips of tissue paper and cut fringes in them.

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Glue the fringes of tissue paper to the bag (glue along the top of the fringes). Cover the bag with tissue paper.

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Decorate with paper cut-outs, markers, paint, and/or googly eyes.

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Tie a long string through the holes. You will eventually hang the pinata up using this string.

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Glue long crepe paper streamers from the bottom of the pinata. You now have a scary monster pinata. Hang it up and break it open with a soft bat (like a Nerf bat or a tightly-rolled-up and taped newspaper).

Piñata Addition
A Printable Book

Print out the following pages to make your own book called, "Piñata Addition." This activity book asks the student to solve simple addition problems stated in terms of candy.

There are two book pages on each printed page. Have the students cut each page in half along the dotted line. Staple the pages together at the left of the page.
To get back to this page from a printout, just click on the picture.
Skills practiced: reading, writing, coloring, addition.
For a pdf version of the entire book, click here (site members only).
If your margins are too large on top, try this version: pdf version of the entire book, click here (site members only).
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Cover Page, Lollipops
Cover page. Emily got 2 lollipops. Danny got 3 lollipops. How many lollipops do they have all together? 2+3=5
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Candy Bars, Gumdrops
Lisa got 2 candy bars. Bart got 5 candy bars. How many candy bars do they have all together? 2+5=7 Jacob got 7 gumdrops. Olivia got 3 gumdrops. How many gumdrops do they have all together? 7+3=10
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Candy Corn, Jellybeans
Ethan got 4 candy corns. Madison got 4 candy corns. How many candy corns do they have all together? 4+4=8 Audrey got 8 jellybeans. Katie got 2 jellybeans. How many jelly beans do they have all together? 8+2=10

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Caramels, Mints
Emma got 6 caramels. Jacob got 2 caramels. How many caramels do they have all together? 6+2=8 Robert got 5 mints. Jake got 3 mints. How many mints do they have all together? 5+3=8
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Chocolate Bars, Licorice Sticks
Kayla got 3 chocolate bars. Aiden got 2 chocolate bars. How many chocolate bars do they have all together? 3+2=5 Matthew got 3 licorice sticks. Hannah got 4 licorice sticks. How many licorice sticks do they have all together? 3+4=7

Upper Elementary

Study the Map

Complete The Worksheet of Mexico by labeling and coloring each region

Fine Arts

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More Kinder Crafts
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This is an easy way to make a guitar using an old shoe box or tissue box, rubber bands, scissors, a paper-towel tube, and a pencil.

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* Find an old shoe box, tissue box, or other cardboard box.
  • Have an adult cut an oval-shaped hole in the top.

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Stretch a few rubber bands around the box and over the hole.
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Put a pencil under the rubber bands on one side.
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Optional steps. Tape on a paper-towel tube and decorate the box.