Piñata Probability

How to make a piñata

How to make a pull string piñata

Convert to a pull string piñata

History of piñatas

Today piñatas are traditional for birthday parties and other celebrations, and come in many shapes and designs. Although the traditional game is to break open the piñata with a stick, an alternate game can be played with a pull-string piñata. Ribbons are threaded through the bottom of the piñata. Sometimes only one string opens the piñata, sometimes several strings open compartments filled with small amounts of prizes. Another version lets very young children each hold a string and pull at the same time.

World's record for biggest piñata
Building the world's largest piñata


Piñata! by Rebecca Emberley
El Piņatero/The Piņata Maker by George Ancona
The Empty Piñata/La Piñata Vacia by Alma Flor Ada
Magda's Piñata Magic/Magda y la Piñata Magica by Becky Chavarria-Chairez
The Perfect Piñata/La Piñata Perfecta by Kelli Kyle Dominguez
Joshua's Piñata/La Piñata de Joshua by Lisa Brand-Avila
Hooray, a Piñata!/Viva! Una Piñata by Elisa Kleven
Piñata Party by Mimi Chapra