ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Make a Traditional Mexican Piñata

Ciudad de México, MexicoPart of Field Trips Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Alejandro

2.5 hours, Hosted in Spanish and English
Join online
Meet your host live on Zoom.
Up to 10 people

What you'll do

We will learn how to make a traditional Mexican piñata, on Zoom, while we talk about the origin of this distinctive craft and its participation in the Mexican culture. We will begin with the basic technique of its structure, then its colorful decoration, and we will end with the description of the ceremonies in which it plays an important role.
Other things to note
A lot of enthusiasm to make a craft and learn about the Mexican culture.

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Alejandro can host private groups of any size, up to 10 guests. Private group rates start at $315.

What to bring

  • A small size balloon
  • 1/2 cup of home made paste or white glue
  • Recycled paper: newspaper, bond, kraft, etc. cut in small pieces approximately 1 x 1 inch
  • 7 sheets of thick paper or thin card stock you can roll and stays firm
  • 5 sheets of tissue paper with different colors cut half of it in small pieces approximately 4 x 4 inch

Meet your host, Alejandro

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 29 Reviews
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I am a native of this wonderful city, I love my culture and I enjoy sharing it with new people. For ten years I worked as an art director for the most important tourism publication in Mexico and, at the end, I became a certified tourist guide. It will be a pleasure to show you how Mexicans enjoy our world famous traditions. In addition to this experience, I offer three more face-to-face experiences where I have received dozens of 4.9-star reviews and ratings: Downtown Mexico City (https://www.airbnb.mx/experiences/188098), Basilica de Guadalupe (https: //www.airbnb.mx/experiences/188858) and Castillo Imperial de Chapultepec (https://www.airbnb.mx/experiences/339749). Join us also to visit our wonderful city!
I am a native of this wonderful city, I love my culture and I enjoy sharing it with new people. For ten years I worked as an art director for the most important tourism publication in Mexico and, at the end, I became a certified tourist guide. It will be a pleasure to show you how Mexicans enjoy our world famous traditions. In addition to this experience, I offer three more face-to-face experiences where I have received dozens of 4.9-star reviews and ratings: Downtown Mexico City (https://www.ai…
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Thu, Jul 29
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 29 reviews.

Bianca
March 2021
We had a great experience with Alejandro! I'm the more crafty one of the two of us, so it was great fun to be able to share that side of me with my partner - whilst learning all about the history of the pinata from Alejandro. Really enjoyable. Thank you!
We had a great experience with Alejandro! I'm the more crafty one of the two of us, so it was great fun to be able to share that side of me with my partner - whilst learning all ab…
Kyle
March 2021
Alejandro was great. We learned a lot about the history of piñatas and Mexican culture, in addition to bonding as a team. Turns out piñatas are easier to break apart than they are to put together!
Maddy
February 2021
I had an amazing time with Alejandro and learnt so much about the Mexican tradition of piñatas and how to make my own! I asked him if he could do an earlier session and host it in Spanish as I am still learning the language and it worked perfectly! It was just me and all the materials were easy to find (I even made homemade glue with flour and water). I would definitely recommend the experience and hope he does some other virtual Mexican craft activities!
I had an amazing time with Alejandro and learnt so much about the Mexican tradition of piñatas and how to make my own! I asked him if he could do an earlier session and host it in…
Peter
January 2021
Amazing experience. It was great to learn about the history of piñatas and be coached to make one! They look great, and I now feel like I have a skill for life to use for family parties and events.
Christina
November 2020
What a wonderful treat! My group of girlfriends and I usually go out to dinner for my birthday, but because of covid, weren't able to gather in person. instead, we did this amazing experience! The extra fun part was that friends of mine who live far away were also able to join. Alejandro is incredibly informative, supportive, and personal and his storytelling while we were all in the throes of making our Piñatas was the perfect backdrop to this fun class. I can't wait to make more ... I can tell this is going to be a skill that I will use for years to come. What a memorable event. So grateful. 13/10 highly recommend!
What a wonderful treat! My group of girlfriends and I usually go out to dinner for my birthday, but because of covid, weren't able to gather in person. instead, we did this amazing…
Keiran
November 2020
This super fun experience was organized for a friend's birthday as a way for us to celebrate together even though we are far apart. For two hours it was the closest I felt to "hanging out" with friends the old fashioned way. Alejandro was an excellent instructor and had interesting stories about the history of the piñata. I would recommend it for all ages too!
This super fun experience was organized for a friend's birthday as a way for us to celebrate together even though we are far apart. For two hours it was the closest I felt to "han…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.