Tuesday, June 23, 2015

DIY Number Pinata

DIY Number Pinata
 We did a bug birthday for my sons 3rd birthday and decided to do a number pinata to go with it. After posting this I printed out some bugs and scattered them around. but you could decorate them with anything or leave it plain jane. It takes a little work to make a DIY number pinata but is faster than one might think and pretty inexpensive.

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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