Minion piñatas are hard to come by, therefore I thought, make my own! It can’t be that hard, right? It’s not that it’s hard at all actually…but I think I bit off a little more than I can chew. I decided to make it a HUGE minion haha. In the end I think it all turned out great, but man was that little (big) guy tedious to make. The finished product took 5 days, patience (I was already in too deep to give up) and 5 lovely volunteers help to get this finished in time. In time that is, to get smashed into pieces. Just like the party bags in part 1, I prepared myself haha.
I found the large punch balloons and roll of brown, almost butcher paper, at the dollar tree and used all of our weekly adds for the pinata (maybe someday I will be better at actually using the weekly adds =\). I didn't get a picture of my helpers that stopped in throughout the week to add a layer to the pinata because well, our hands were a mess but I couldn't have done it without them! I actually didn't get pictures of a lot of the process, sorry about that. For the paste we used 1/2 four, 1/2 water and a dash of sugar to make it a little bit sticky. After each layer we had to hang "Stuart" on a hanger in the shower, otherwise he would have flopped overnight (next time I'm going to use a sturdier paper to contect the two).
Once Stuart was finished with the coats of paper mache (5 to be exact) I cut a square flap open, which will also be used to fill the pinata later, poped the balloons and poked a hole in the top for the hanger (found the tutorial here).
Now for the decorating! My wonderful Mother-in-law came by to help fill the party bags, asked if there was anything else to do and with a big smile I asked her to help me cut the streamers, it worked! As she cut the frays in the streamers I was attaching them. Yellow for his body and blue for the overalls. I already had Stuarts eye printed and cut out on cardstock and I drew and cut my own mouth. I glued those both on and finally finished! I think it was 12:30pm the day before the the party that Stuart was completly done.
|Stuart in all his glory|
|The Bday Girl making sure he's on there nice and tight!|
|Giving Papa the thumbs up, it's time.|
|And there she goes, That smile enjoying the pinata is all worth it!|
|Check it out, Stuart's head doubled as a hat for Vay's Tio Cereal, Bonus!|