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How to Make a Monkey Piñata

Piñatas are colorful, hollow, papier-mache sculptures of animals or other objects. Fill a Piñata with candy and hang it from a tree, and kids will have a great time trying to break it open with a stick in order to reap the goodies within.

Getting Started
1. Prepare a large space in your kitchen, garage or outdoors and cover it with newspaper - this is a messy project.
2. Tear long and short strips of newspaper.
3. Make papier-mâché paste as directed in the Related eHow, "How to Make Papier-Mâché Paste."
4. Blow up a balloon 10 to 12 inches in diameter.
5. Blow up a second balloon 5 to 6 inches in diameter.
Making the Monkey
1. Begin with the larger of the two balloons for the monkey's body.
2. Drag a long strip of paper through the papier-mâché paste.
3. Wipe off excess with finger.
4. Place the strip on the balloon at an angle.
5. Repeat steps 1 to 3, placing the next strip so that it slightly overlaps the first one.
6. Repeat this process until the balloon is entirely covered except for a 3-inch section at the top and a small hole in the back for the tail.