Cute yellow shark is dressed in the traditional pinata fringe-cut tissue paper and features a friendly face made of print cutouts. Pinata measures 18 inch long by 10 inch tall by 7 inch deep. Use as a table centerpiece to decorate for kids' birthdays or baby showers and then fill it with candy to play the traditional pinata party game. Pinata features an opening at the back for adding fillers. It holds approximately 2 pounds of stuffers (sold separately). HOW TO FILL PINATA: Search for an opening at the back of the pinata. The opening may be covered by the tissue paper but it will give to gentle pressure. Insert fillers through opening and close the flap door. Pinata comes with a cable tie that may be used for hanging it. HOW TO PLAY THE PINATA PARTY GAME: Tie the end of a rope to the pinata's hanger and throw the other end over a branch or beam. Pull the rope to swing the pinata up and down. Guests stand in a line or a circle around the pinata until it's their turn to beat it with a stick. Add a blindfold and spin player around for extra fun! Note: Make sure players stand or sit far from the pinata to avoid injuries during the game. When goodies fall out of the broken pinata, guests should try to get as many as they can! TIP: Have an extra bag of candy to offer kids who didn't get a chance to pick up enough.
To fill your pinata follow the instructions below:1.
Pinatas come with a round sticker that reads "TO OPEN PRESS HERE". Press down on this spot through the tissue paper. This spot will usually give to gentle pressure.2.
If you have any trouble opening the tab cut a U shaped opening on this spot using a cutter or scissors.3.
Lift the lid towards you and fill the opening with candy and party favors.
Here's how you play the pinata game
Make sure you have a rope, a place from where to hang the pinata (a tree branch, a basketball hoop, or two adults holding rope from both ends), pinata fillers, a buster stick and a blindfold. Find these in the Recommended Items list below the product's image when you close this window.2.
Fill the pinata with the goodies before guests arrive at the party.3.
Hang the pinata from the designated place. 4.
Organize the kids in a line, starting with the smallest one to the tallest one. 5.
Blindfold first player, spin him/her around a few times, provide with the buster stick and direct to where the pinata is.6.
While a child is hitting the pinata all other children must be kept at least 15' away from the hitter. When the pinata breaks open, take buster stick away from hitter before allowing other children to grab the goodies. 7.
Allow each child to hit the pinata at least a couple of times before you move on to the next child.8.
To make the game even more fun, swing the pinata up and down, and tell guests to misdirect the hitter (eg. if the pinata is down, tell hitter the pinata is up).