SAN ANTONIO — Ana Reyes can usually be found covering a some sort of shape in colorful paper mache.

As the owner of Piñata Time, Reyes has been making piñatas for years now…

"For us it was like the natural thing to do," Ana Reyes said.

Her mother owned her own shop in Mexico, and now Reyes is passing on the tradition to  her children.

"My daughters are helping now so it's something that is going on generation to generation," Reyes said. 

This time of year, there is no shortage of colorful orders of fiesta stars and donkey.

"We are busy with fiesta," Reyes said. "We have done so many."

Piñata Time is a trusted spot in this west-side neighborhood.

"It's fun, you get to know a lot of people. They keep a track of their lives and they keep track of ours. It's like a big family," Reyes said.

For Reyes, it's about keeping her heritage alive.

"Yes, the heritage is important to keep tradition with all our kids and showing our culture to other cultures as well. So it's fun," Reyes said. 

Using paper and glue, they are adding a little extra color to any celebration.  

"That's what we do we build memories," Reyes said.