Sunday, 19 February 2012

Homemade Piñata

This is my homemade donkey piñata that has no name. I really felt like giving it a name because we spent so many hours together, but could not think of a good one and also thought I might get a little sad if I named it and then watched it get destroyed. So, I made it with the full knowledge that it wouldn't be around for very long. This was especially helpful when I started to think about the details. I wasn't too picky about the glue showing through or the stripes being equal widths. The pointy ears look more like horns and seem a little small, but I was okay with that. They'd just be knocked off later. I did have fun with two details, though. 

Mainly the flowers and the eyes. A donkey must carry something, right? So this donkey's carrying flowers. If I ever make one of these again, I'll definitely make the flowers larger, and more of them.

The eyes were cute when I first glued them on, but they became pretty when I added eyelashes. My three year old daughter really appreciated the eyelashes that made the donkey a girl. I must admit that I think the nose is pretty funny looking. My little helper insisted that the donkey have a nose, though.

One mistake I made was forgetting to make holes and string the rope through before I covered the piñata with crepe paper. But, it worked pretty well to just tie the rope around the middle, so I wasn't too bothered by my mistake. 

Overall, it was a success. What started as a cardboard box transformed to a colourful piñata. It was loved...and then destroyed. Actually, it wasn't completely destroyed. Only the head fell off, so I might be able to repair it and use it for another fiesta!

¡Feliz Cumpleaños a mi amiga!


  1. This is such an awesome idea to make your own pinata. You seriously did such a great job. I am definitely doing this for our next party. Thank you so much for linking up to Blissful and Domestic's Feature Friday Linky Party.

  2. What a great job you did on that pinata! Super cute! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.


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