Hurrah. We finished the piñata for Smallest's Party tomorrow.
I have already put some photos on but I am going to start from scratch.
Made a glue from flour and water. Carefully measured and then just poured water in as it was too thick. Should be two cups of one and one of the other, not sure which way round though. Ripped strips of newspaper. Blew up two balloons. Added strips of paper soaked in glue and stuck to balloon.
Did three coats letting each one dry thoroughly.
Scrunched up some paper to make google eyes and stuck them to the top. More strips of paper to attach the two together securely.
Once completely dry and hard, painted. Left to dry.
Added strips of tissue paper to make it look like fur?!!
Painted a mouth and then I covered over the mouth becuase I didn't like it and gave then Cookie Monster a bit of a hair cut.
I tied a piece of string around the 2nd layer of the paper and papered over the top but the string fell out somewhere so now I may have trouble hanging it from a tree. Perhaps a good idea might be to tie the string round on the first layer and securely paper over the top. I'm not too bothered it breaks straight away, they can just bash it where it falls. I think we are planning to give them a foam baseball bat! I'll try and remember to take photos of the debris.