So we are having a party!! My little man is turning 1!!!! I can't believe it. Time flies. So for his party we are having a circus! (No silly, not a real circus.) I wanted a piñata because we are going to have like 14 children there and although a 1 year old may not be able to hit a piñata a 7 year old can. Have you priced these babies lately? Ridiculous! So I figured I could make my own. You'll need:
1 large round balloon
Flour & Water
About 10 grocery sacks
Hot glue gun
4 disposable cups
I'm calling this a "mini" tutorial because I skipped the first few steps. I think you can figure out how to make paper-mache. Right? Flour, water and newspaper? So cover up that balloon of yours and let it dry.
This is mine. Isn't it a beauty!!
Next, make your ears and nose out of cardboard. Hot glue them to your paper body. Hot glue your elephant legs on as well.
Next, take your garbage sacks and cut them into small squares. Like 2 x 2 inches. Glue these on in sections to your body.
Next, take colored paper and cover your ears, nose, and legs. Make eyes as well and glue those on.
Now you've got a beautiful elephant piñata for....FREE!!!!
The most time consuming part was putting on the grocery sacks. However, it wasn't too bad. Just use a lot of glue. That is the key. Isn't he cute!