I'm making a list of items/supplies that I need to buy for Koby's party, and I wanted to post another thing we're making- a pinata! This should be a fairly easy one to do, since it's only the shape of a large balloon. Koby's so excited to help me make it. :)
Below are instructions I copied from the "Nova" SuperMario link on my sidebar.
-Cover a balloon with white two to three sheets of white tissue as your first layer. Soak the first layer in water alone so it won’t stick to the balloon. Add four to six more layers, brushing each with paper mâché paste. I wouldn’t use a flour-based paste for this one as you’ll want something that dries clear. We usually just use watered-down white glue or mod podge.
- Let this dry, then pop and remove the balloon, and carefully slice part of one side off so you can fill it with candy and prizes. We’re going to use chocolate coins, gold star confetti, and whatever other mario themed items we can find. Use a few more white strips and your paste to put the side back on.
- Cut several large spots out of green tissue paper. Use your paper mache paste to stick them on.
- After it’s thoroughly dry, paint the whole thing with mod-podge once more so it’s reinforced. Mod podge dries clear and strong.
And that’s that! And yes, it will be more fragile than a traditional pinata. Since hitting it with a baseball bat doesn’t relate very well to the Mario theme, I’ll have all the kids throw hacky sack ‘fireballs’ at it till it busts, and they can take home the haky sacks as part of their prize box.