Haha. Pinata… Busted. Nice play on words. Nope, I didn’t win the 20 Pinatas in 20 days challenge. Good thing it was just something I made up. I do think it could be an interesting reality TV show, though. Even if I didn’t meet my goal, I feel I accomplished a lot of what I wanted to do. First off, my daughter told me I … Continue reading Pinata Challenge..Busted!
Day 19 of the Pinata Challenge. Here’s the flat owl pinata. It’s not totally done yet, but I got a good start on it today. Look what’s growing on our tree. This is the pumpkin pinata getting ready for a paint job. I covered it with orange tissue paper thinking that it would help the pinata take the spray paint. Then I painted some black … Continue reading It’s Not Easy Being Orange
Days 16 and 17. Most of what I’ve been doing is yucky pasting, but here is a colorful photo: This spring we helped make a float and we learned a lot of new things from the experience. We learned about floral sheeting which is what is used to cover the floats. This is some upcycled floral sheeting. I wanted to see how it would look on … Continue reading Pinata Progress
Days 14 and 15 or the piñata challenge and two piñatas are completely done! Here’s Mark’s frog: This frog is daring you to hit it. It’s so adorable. DECORATING PINATAS The challenge with decorating piñatas is covering up all the newspaper. It is more difficult than you would think, especially with the ones we want to paint. It took a half a can of spray paint … Continue reading It’s Not Easy Being Green
I’ve been spending most of my time decorating the cute little Pegasus unicorn. I’ve listened to a whole book on CD while I worked on it. I’m using a method that I learned from a friend from Mexico. I probably won’t use this method on any of the other piñatas because it is so time intensive, but it is my favorite method. You fold the tissue … Continue reading Piñatas and Yard Sales. Days 11, 12 and 13
What did the butcher say when he backed into his meat grinder? Well, I got a little behind in my work also. Remember the donkey and unicorn pony? Look at their behinds. They are way too flat. So I decided to give them a little bum..p. Here they are after some reconstruction. These guys are almost ready to be decorated. The little things that look … Continue reading A Little Behind in My Work
Daze is right. We spent so many hours working on piñatas these last two days that we feel like we are dazed. I mixed up two quarts of paste last night and we used it all. It was actually very nice to be able to spend so much time together making creations and we are making such progress. Here is our first, almost finished piñata. … Continue reading Piñata Daze 8 and 9