Tuesday, 27 March 2012

What's on your Workdesk Wednesday #147

An odd one this week.

Newspaper, glue (flour and water), balloon - a mess!!!,

Put it all together and this is what you get.

I am making a piñata for Smallest's birthday at the weekend. I know I could buy one (and I may still do that if this doesn't work out), but one child poorly at home and the other here every other day, I thought I would try. I even thought it might be fun for the kids to help, but they are not too interested at the moment. Maybe when we start painting it and making it look like something. It is going to be the Cookie Monster (but Smallest keeps changing his mind so who knows what it will become!)

There will also be lots of baking in the next few days. He has requested an Elmo Birthday cake and Sweetie and Cookie Monster Cup Cakes.

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26 comments:

butlersabroad said...

I've never seen a homemade pinata before! Are the goodies already inside the balloon then? Hope Small feels better and you get everything ready for the little party for Smallest! You're number 28 btw.

Hugs
Brenda

famfa said...

Goodies will be put in through a hole in top once all layers are dry. Hole will be sealed. Then painted and add lots of crepe paper.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I made one of those once. I got a few big balloons, then after the paper mache was dry, I added ribbons of tissue paper. I wish I had used streamers instead because they are more even. Love what you did. Happy WOYWW from #3

voodoo vixen said...

It's the first time I have seen someone make a pinata (I'd pop along to Michaels and pick one up) but it looks pretty good so far... filling it should be fun and you know the kids are going to enjoy smashing it to bits! Annette ~22

Helen said...

I've never seen one at all - looks great - hope the party goes well.

CraftygasheadZo said...

That looks fun, hope it works out ok, much better than buying one I reckon! Take care & enjoy this weeks snoop of WOYWW desks. Zo xx 77

Laura said...

Oh what fun and delightly and satisfyingly messy!
desk 118

May said...

WOW!! this looks fun I'm sure it will turn out fab.. hope there is lots of fun at the party, Hugs May x x x No14

Spyder said...

ohooo I haven't made one of theses in ages, what great memories I have of mixing up flour and water...(wasn't allowed glue back then!)Thanks for my snoop, blogger is being a pain this morning!
Have a great crafting week. HaPpY wOyWw!!
((Lyn)) #19 now!

Jumbleberries said...

Paper, glue, flour and a balloon - that sounds like great fun! Looking forward to seeing the finished pinata.

Jumbleberries xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Yay for papier mache. Even if it doesn't work out, you'll all have had fun making it! I loved the early birthdays of my boys, it's different now they're nearly 19 and 16.... Though, the eldest has just requested a Mine Craft (computer game) cake, so that gives me something to get my teeth into!!
Hugs, LLJ #74 xx

Karen said...

WOW this looks like great fun! I hope the party all goes well :)

Take care and have a fab WOYWW, Luv Karen xx #91

Suzanne said...

That looks like messy fun, sounds like you've got a busy time ahead.
Suzanne #90

trisha too said...

We always made our own pinatas, and just as you are doing! Actually, I got them started, and the kids made their own--they loved it!

:)trisha
#41

Twiglet said...

Fad idea for a pinata. We used to make animals using a baloon base - perfect for piggies, elephants etc. have a good week and fun birthday party for your little one.

Twiglet said...

Should say . . a fab idea and balloon - its getting a bit late and I have been gardening all day!!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

So fun!

Angie said...

Wow ...what fun ...cant wait to see what it ends up....cookie monster sounds perfect...and all that baking you have to do ...good luck ...hope the little ones feel better soon.

Love the painted pottery btw. xx

marcia said...

This brought back memories! We never had enough money when I was growing up to buy the store bought pinatas, so we always made our own! They were fun and inexpensive to prepare. We loved painting them after. Enjoy and thanks for the memories!

kay said...

well this one is going to be more fun and extra special as you have made it,have a great week :)

happy woyww

RosC said...

We never had pinatas here but I recall making all kinds of things with papier mache - piggy banks, pencil holders, plates, beads and masks. Hope the birthday party is fun, and the kids bundles of energy again by then.
Ros. #127

Lisa Richards said...

Papier mache is so much fun! Hope the party goes well!
Lisa
#135

Neesie said...

You just never know what you're going to come across next hopping across everyone's workspace.
The Pinata's a brilliant idea. I think the little one's may become interested when they realise there's goodies involved!
Have fun ~ Neesie #30

SophieNewton said...

Now this looks like my kind of utterly messy crafting, love it. Takes me back to primary school. Always coming home with glitter and glue stuck all over. Fabulous, thanks for sharing x
Sophie no.183

Paula Gale said...

aaah - I remember the paper mache balloon very well.... Hope it turned out ok!!!

Hope your small one is better now.

Thank you for sharing your workspace - and happy WOYWW 147
hugs

Paula x x x (#51)

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