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!
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
Is someone messing around with time? So many fun things to do, so little time. The last two days of the piñata challenge has been spent mainly in preparation. You can’t see a lot of progress looking at the piñatas, but we’ve been busy getting ready to decorate and put together the last five piñatas. The latest addition to the 20 piñata list will be … Continue reading Piñata Challenge Day 6 and 7
Paste, paste and more paste. I pasted for hours again today. Tomorrow I’m going to take a break and start on the decorations. That will be fun for me and a little more interesting for the blog than pictures of shredded newspaper. The Perfect Pumpkin Shape We’ve been brainstorming how to get the perfect pumpkin shape. We started with a punch balloon. They have a … Continue reading Day 5 of the Piñata Challenge
After several hours this is what I had on my back porch. About the Burrito A while back I picked up a couple of very sad reindeer from a clearance rack to ‘upcycle’. Mark thinks I’m cheating, but I think I’m saving the environment. Here are the little reindeer before I started my torture. Only one will become a burro. I’m going to make a … Continue reading 20 Piñatas in 20 Days – Day 4