Thursday, August 9, 2012
So with those worried keeping me up at night I was finally motivated to go out and get some balloons so we could start assembling the pinata. I used this dragon pinata as a guide for how to create the dragon. I decided that we needed a little more form than this so I also made the head out of another balloon. I figure we could even put candy in this cavity as well. I also added legs. I will want to add back legs to, but I'll add those later. I'm worried it will be too hard to paper mache this thing if there are too many nooks and crannies.
MLH is so excited about his dragon pinata!
I followed this recipe for the paper mache too making sure to add in the recommended salt to prevent it molding. It's hot and I'm making this a few weeks early so the last thing I'm going to want is a moldy pinata to fill up with candy. As soon as I put my fingers in the paste I was transported back to my childhood making paper mache in public school. Who knew pinata making was like riding a bike? MLH seemed to enjoy it too, but it was short lived. About ten minutes in to our macheing he got bored/tired and said his feet hurt from standing. So I was left to finish it on my own. I only do one layer at a time because it's time consuming with all the different joints. But so far after a few layers it is beginning to take shape.