Now that the school year is pretty much over and thousands of children will be sitting around our homes, all summer long, why not start thinking fun and interesting ways to keep them busy as well?  One sure fire way to almost always achieve this goal is the piñata.  You can’t really go wrong with these mostly paper mâché creations... especially if birthday parties are just around the corner as well.  Kids of all ages and sizes will come together for a chance to bust one of these babies open and grab as much candy as they can for their personal stashes.

One other great thing about the piñata: there never have been so many great innovative designs to choose from!  Whether you want to do it yourself or just buy one, here are some unique takes on this traditional mainstay of Latino celebrations.

pinatas for every occassion

As originally pinned by C. on Pinterest

The Beehive.

pinatas for every occassion

As originally pinned by Clare Armstrong on Pinterest

Giraffe.

pinatas for every occassion

As originally pinned by Sophie Sinclair on Pinterest

Pavo Real.

pinatas for every occassion

As originally pinned by Heather Critchfield on Pinterest

Angry Bird.

pinatas for every occassion

As originally pinned by Sara Michelle on Pinterest

Mustache.

pinatas for every occassion

As originally pinned by Mélanie BR on Pinterest

Miniature Burritos.