I have the pleasure of teaching a class of 15 other homeschool students in our Homeschool Support Group's Cooperative Learning Day. I am using the ideas from ECC to do a class called "A Trip Around the World". The first country we studied was Mexico. Since I only have a 45 minute class and no place to put crafts to dry afterwards, I needed to come up with a craft for Mexico that did not require drying time. The Pinata craft in the ECC Teacher's Manual is great, but next to impossible for this situation. But what I did find was these Mini Chile Pepper Pinatas here. You can use their instructions or follow mine.
You will need:
Green tissue paper
white printer paper
I modified the instructions because I found that the toilet paper roll core for the paper cone was not working. I used a piece of printer paper and rolled it into a cone and taped it in place. It looked like this when I was done.
I cut two sheets of the green tissue paper in quarters. Using two layers of the cut rectangle to look like this-
Using the white paper cone, I rolled the green tissue paper around it to form a nice tight cone with a tight point at the end (no holes). (Sorry for the weird color changes, my camera has been giving me fits. I will probably be going back to my older digital. Anyway, the green should be more like the green above.)