On the last Wednesday in August, the town of Buñol in Spain turns red and squishy as thousands of people take to the streets for the world’s biggest food fight – La Tomatina! More than 100 tons of tomatoes are thrown and competitors get covered head to toe in the space of an hour. The tomato-tastic tradition has been taking place in the town since 1945.
Follow the instructions below or download and print our activity sheet to make your own paper tomato for a food fight without the mess!
You will need:
- Red and green paper
- A small hole punch
- Split pins
- A pen or pencil
Make as many tomatoes as you need for a mess-free tomato fight and celebrate La Tomatina at home!
Feeling inspired? Check out last month’s Lonely Planet Kids activity.