Just in time for Easter!
Maria, Gaby's mother makes the most beautiful pinatas I have ever seen.
- She starts with a balloon for the armature and attaches cardboard (poster board) folded around the balloon to create a cone shape for the bottom of the carrot using masking tape to secure in place.
- She mixes up flour and water to create a paste and layers newspaper over the armature making sure to get all the newspaper wet with the paste and then allows it to dry.
- Several layers are applied until the pinata is sturdy enough not to cave in easily when dry but not so hard that the kids can't break it.
- Egg shells are cleaned and dried and are then filled with confetti.
- The confetti is encased into the egg shell with a cover of newspaper glued to open end.
- Then using hot glue the eggs are glued in place on the pinata.
- At this time the eggs can be spray painted.
- Using colored tissue paper cut into small squares each square is scrunched and hot glued into place crowding around the confetti egg shells.
- Long streamers of tissue paper can be applied at the bottom.
- Various shapes and colors can be used.
- Of course, cut a slit in the pinata and fill it with candy.
These two are on display at Royal Frame Works In Pleasanton, Texas at Caleb and Gaby's shop.