Step 1: Gather Supplies:You will need 2 sheets of poster board (depending on the size of your project), tape, glue, newspaper, flour and water, tissue paper or crepe paper. (I used streamers)
Step 2: Draw it out.Draw the shape of your number or letter or find a font that you love print it out and trace it onto a posterboard. cut out the two shapes of the number and the sides, I did 3 inch strips.
Step 3: Tape it all together.Start by taping the sides to the back then attach the string. Then tape the front on.
Step 4: Time to Paper mache your DIY number pinata.Mix equal parts flour and water. 1 cup water, 1 cup flour. Rip up newspaper into small strips. dip into flour mixture and place on number. Continue until covered. Let dry. (about a day) repeat 2-3 times. When finished you can sand out your number if painting or continue to step 5.
Step 5: Decorate.either paint your number (the quick way) or add the frills. Cut the tissue or crepe paper into thin strips. I folded mine and then cut long ways a couple creating a fringe. Using elmers glue I drew scallops onto the number and then placed the fringe on the scallops. You can do any pattern. (This is the part that takes the longest so put on a show or something and get gluing.
Step 6: FILL it.Fill with candy...or bugs...or just display your awesome DIY Number pinata.
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