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Making Piñatas!

This month we're preparing for posada, the Mexican pre-Christmas party. We've decided somewhat rashly to invite "The Entire Mexican Population Of New Zealand" to our house on saturday. We're expecting anywhere from 10 to 600 people...

Anyway, A big part of this is the piñata, and jacqui is hard at work making two excellent examples of the art.

Here's the progress so far:

This is the first step - papier mache over a balloon.
At least 4 layers :
allow each layer to
dry completely before applying the next.
Pop the ballon, and pull it out!

Make some cones from card. We used this shiney stuff.

Stick the cones onto the balloon base at these sorts of angels. It's hanging in our garage here...

That's a far as she's got up to now. The next steps will be to decorate it with coloured paper:

This is the coloured paper we'll use.

We'll post some more when there's more to post!


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