How To Build Your Own BB-8 Piñata

There’s always an argument about Piñata that will probably never be settled. Should it be made to look like someone you can’t help yourself from bashing into pieces, or actually having a cute, lovable Piñata make it more fun?


It’s not hard to guess on which side of the fence we are when it comes to BB-8, the adorable and useful droid that was introduced to us in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But his plumpy shape and colourfulness (yes, orange with white is colorful enough) make him a good enough target to use as a Piñata.

For those who can’t wait to get started on building this would-be droid and bash the heck out of it, just head on over for the complete tutorial and visit instructables.

But if you’re not from the Dark Side and want a little bit of history on the matter, to know why you’re even doing this, stick around a minute or two longer.

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So, histroy. While the Piñata is mostly associated with Mexico, it actually originates from 14th century Europe, with the idea of breaking a container filled with treats dating back to there and then. The Spanish brought it over to Mexico, although there were already similar traditions in Mesoamerica.

According to local records, the Mexican piñata tradition began in the town of Acolman, just north of Mexico City, where piñatas were introduced for catechism purposes as well as to co-opt the Huitzilopochtli ceremony. Now that the history lesson is over, go build your piñata.

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