How to Make Your Own Piñata (Part 1)

I am making a piñata!  I shared this a few days ago on my Facebook page so I wanted to share it with you here too.  My daughter is turning one in a few more days and I wanted to do something special for her.  My older kids have gotten piñatas for their first birthday.  I didn’t want her to miss out on that tradition.  Unfortunately this time it is up to me to procure the piñata.  So I turned to you on Facebook and you led me to the website Piñata Boy.  I used his tips for making a heart shaped piñata to make what I hope will be a crown shape one for our little princess.

Here is my progress so far:

I used a clothes hanger and cardboard to make the shape of the crown:

Then wrapped it in paper and created a web with painters tape to give it “body”. The instructions called for masking tape but I had none of that. but I did have a lot of painter’s tape since my husband painted a couple of rooms in our new house:

This is what it looks like now after two coats of papier mache:

That’s all I have for now. I hope the next update is after I have it decorated. I am not crafty AT ALL!! So I am very proud to be up to this point, can’t you tell? 😉  I just hope I am doing it right.

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