"this was a fun activity, but not anywhere near the same as a pinata. I held the tower above the kids, let them pull the sticks one at a time (didn't use the spinner) and gently shook the tower after each to see if candy would fall out. It only holds one pound, so buying the Pinata Fillers from here doesn't work (the toys won't fit). But there was the typical screaming when all the candy finally fell. It was also easy to put the sticks back in, so we can play again another time."