Learn how to make your own papier-mâché Halloween piñata! This 2-part class with Leah Haney of Break Free Piñatas will show you the basics of building a small piñata, and leave you with your own finished creation! Make a sugar skull, pumpkin or ghost - or get creative with your own design!

Thurs. 24th at 5:30-8:30pm and Sun 27 at 1-6 pm Space is limited; please register by Oct. 21st

$125 (both classes sold as a package)

Day 1: Learn how to turn newspaper, cardboard, flour and water into a piñata skeleton.

Day 2: We will decorate using fun crepe paper techniques, add a hanger, and a trap door for candy!

Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own repurposed materials: newspapers, cardboard, paper towel and toilet paper tubes

  • Day 1 can get messy, so please dress accordingly!

  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, ages 5 - 12 must have their own adult helper

  • Bring a snack and water bottle

$125 (both classes sold as a package)

***Cancellation policy: 48 hours notice for a full refund***


Leah is a mixed-media and self-taught piñata artist. In 2011, she wanted a pterodactyl piñata for her own party and couldn't find it in stores, so she learned how to turn papier-mâché into smashable art. As friends and family started requesting custom designs, she found that she loved the creation as much as the destruction. Piñatas are a great way to repurpose common recyclables (paper tubes, cardboard, and newspaper) into something new and fantastical.

Popularly associated with Mexico, piñatas have a rich history in many ancient cultures. They were broken to commence a new year, bless a bountiful harvest, or mark a personal transformation. These ceremonial and community-based intentions are part of Leah's work.

Yes, she highly recommends beating these beauties to a pulp. No, she doesn't make effigies - love only!

You can learn more about Leah and Break Free Piñatas at www.breakfreepinatas.com