Mini Piñata Tutorial – Cinco de Mayo Dancing Girls!
Repeat the process using circles of tissue paper in black to seal the other end. Make sure you don’t put your masking tape flush with the edge of the cardboard tube-you want to let the black hang down over the edge just a little bit. Your t.p. tube should now look like this.
Make the bottom layer of the skirt. Cut a 6″ piece of masking tape put it sticky-side up on the table. Tape a fringed piece of tissue paper for it. (For metallic tissue like this one, make sure you place it shiny-side down). Fold a long (maybe 11″ x 4″) piece of tissue paper in half lengthwise and cut scallops along the open end. Stick the folded end to the tape just above the fringed tissue, gently pleating every inch or so.
Tape it above the bottom skirt layer and flair it out by separating the layers of tissue paper. The skirt is finished!
Now let’s make the bodice. Cut a 6″ x 3″ rectangle of tissue and fold it in half lengthwise to get a 6″ x 1.5″ rectangle. Apply white glue to the t.p. tube and then wrap the tissue all the way around with the folded edge touching the top of the skirt and being sure to cover up any visible masking tape.
Add a ruffle or fringe piece to the top of the bodice. Using a 6″ piece of masking tape, sticky side up, place the fringe close to the edge of the tape and then wrap it around the tube. The masking tape should go over the masking tape that was already there holding the black hair piece in place.
All done! And here a a couple more pics with better views of her beautiful dancing sisters:
Now, I know you’re thinking that you’d hate to bust these gals open, but if you punch in the tissue paper from the bottom and remove the prizes from there, you won’t even notice. Of course, if you want to whack at them with a chopstick, or something, that’s cool, too!
Be sure to check out the Mariachi Band Mini Piñata Tutorial!