In my last pinata post, I claimed I would likely never make another.
The daughter turns 5 this summer and despite her endless pleas for a princess party, I convinced her to go with a farm theme. How did I do the seemingly impossible? First, she has many boys in her class and we felt they may not appreciate pink and sparkly the way she does. Second, as an agricultural educator, I felt compelled to cram a little ag literacy into these kiddos before they head off to their respective kindergartens this fall. Always teaching and advocating for the industry I love!
In order to increase my daughter's level of excitement, I gave in and told her I would make a pinata. I am not going to go step-by-step through the process here. Feel free to use my previous post as a reference. Rather, I thought I would show off the form and the finished product.
Yep! It is a chip box!! I like the thinner cardboard because it shouldn't take as long to break into. I reinforced all of the edges with masking tape, then added a folded piece of cardboard to serve as the roof. I secured it to two of the box's flaps with staples and of course, more masking tape. Then, I proceeded to cover the entire thing with red and black tissue and embellished with a couple of sets of barn doors and cute animals.
I am still considering putting straw or raffia in the barn loft. I think it might add to the authenticity, as well as hide the mechanics used to hang this beast. Overall, not bad!
Just a couple of weeks until it gets smashed to bits. Until then, it will remain in my office to protect it from little hands. :-)
See the finished, hanging product here!