Piñata is a hollow toy filled with small gifts (sweets, toys etc.). A piñata is made usually for a celebration, it hangs from the ceiling and is to be broken with a stick by a blindfolded child (if found). We made our lion piñata for daughter's birthday, but she didn't have enough strength and courage to brake it herself (it's her first piñata).
An easy way to make a piñata is papier-mache. It hasn't to be perfect, taking into account its lifetime. We made three layers of papier-mache on a balloon, then let it dry. Pulled out the balloon, decorated the piñata, attached coloured paper strips for the mane and simple paper ears.