Raising Memories: Tutorial Tuesday (How To Make a Pinata)
  

Monday, April 2, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday (How To Make a Pinata)

For Talia's 6th birthday, we threw a Tangled Birthday Party!
One of the activities for the party was a piñata.


It was the typical balloon piñata. We just used flour & water to make a paste and strips of news paper to cover the balloon with.


Ken rigged a sort of frame out of some wire that he wrapped around the ballon before we started covering it with strips of newspaper, and made a loop at the top, to hang the piñata by later.

The next day when it was dry, I glue-gunned tissue paper around the piñata so that you wouldn't see newspaper peeking through when it was finished.


Then I started glue-gunning crepe streamers around it, and cutting the edges like this:


And here's how it turned out:



Ken attached it to the end of a stick and held it out for the girls to hit, like so:


And it was so fun to watch them hitting it (with a pot... cuz in the movie, there's a lot of hitting things with a frying pan. And because a frying pan seemed like a little much for these little girls ;)


More from the Tangled Party Here.

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13 comments:

  1. I love it! My mom would make pinata's for our birthdays and my sisters and I always enjoyed it. though I must say yours did look prettier than hers! What a fun site! I found you on twitter and am so glad I did! I'm now happily following!

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  2. Thanks Kathy! Glad we found each other through Twitter- I just thoroughly enjoyed your most recent post :)

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  3. How absolutely adorable! I can't wait for my niece to be just a little older and so we can make one of these. She'd Loove it.

    Thanks for adding me on twitter. :)

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  4. SO fun! Found your thru Sugar and Dots :) Excited to follow your adventures!

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  5. I just pinned and FBooked this. Thanks for sharing at Wow Me Wednesday!

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  6. That is so cute and creative! My daughter turns 5 next week and Tangled is her favorite movie at the moment, how perfect! thx for sharing!!

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  7. I am visiting via TT&J. I absolutely adore this project! So clever.

    If you have a moment, please stop by my blog. I created a few spring crafts this week.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  8. Debbie White BeattieNovember 11, 2017 at 11:45 PM

    I can't believe you made this especially when it takes quite a bit to make them

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