Okay. My oldest son is totally into Star Wars. Thank you Uncle Roland, last year introducing him to the two trilogy’s.
Last October, our Halloween costumes were Star Wars. Then there was the new curtains & quilt to sew: Malcolm wanted me to make him a Star Wars bedroom, and we even have the Star Wars Lego game for the Wii.
When we talked about Malcolm’s birthday, he wanted it to be a Star Wars, (wait maybe Pokémon) , no STAR WARS, definitely STAR WARS birthday. Right.
Didn’t want to spend too much time on something that was going to be smashed up. Here’s my go at a “a quick and inexpensive piñata” Death Star for Malcolm’s party next week.
Start with one of those big “paddle” balloons, glue mixed with water, strips of newspaper, strips of paper towels, somewhere to hang it (preferably in the basement over the utility sink) and an APRON:
Then cover it. Warning: It’s messy. It was also pretty HEAVY, so I supported with a small garbage can, which did leave a bit of a ring shape on it. It takes a couple of days to dry, but then you can just POP the balloon on the inside with an exacto knife & it deflates, leaving the paper-maché piñata
Hmmm somewhere to put the candy, gonna need a bigger hole:
Then CUT it, with an exacto knife or sharp scissors:
Then you have this:
Okay, now I have that big “dent” circle in from where the garbage can (the white support there in the above picture) made an impression when it was drying. Maybe that can be the ‘satelite’ thing. Done. Now onto painting it.
More Painting, yah it was pretty rough, but the 2 year old is close by, and wants to ‘help’, so better get this done quickly:
That’s it. I put fishing line through it, to invisibly hang it up. You may or may not be able to see it at the top there. We’ll need to pick up some candy & patch/tape up the hole. Hmmm Maybe a light saber to beat it …
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