How I make a piņata
I cut a shape out of cardboard. Usually I use double corrugated cardboard, but I didn't have any so I cut four shapes out instead of two.
One finished shape. Three more to go.
Now I make the sides, but not completely closed because there needs to be an opening for the candy and too much cardboard makes it too strong. I roll the cardboard strips first so they can bend easily. The strips are about 3 inches. I use hot glue or masking tape. I make sure to reinforce the top where I will put the string. Clear tape does not stick to paper machie.
I put the other shape on.
I put the other layers of cardboard on.
I reinforced with masking tape areas that the hot glue would not hold and put the string on. I use a clothes line.
Paper machie. I use powder wall paper paste that is mixed to my preference and newspaper strips.
The more layers of paper machie the stronger the piņata.
I used shredded tissue paper. Now the butterfly is fuzzy.
Just cause you are not participating doesn't mean I'm not going to take your picture
And now it's all a blur
Other piņatas that I have made