I know, I know, Summer isn't over yet - well if you're here in England you'd be forgiven thinking it has. This piñata is just one of the little items keeping me busy these days. It's going off to Creative Steps magazine -they've asked me to do a Halloween piñata article and tutorial for their Autumn issue. I make them for every one of my children's birthday parties, now a tradition. We've had pigs, a world with Superman flying around it, Thomas the Tank, a hot air balloon and loads more.
Growing up in California with it's close proximity to Mexico, we had them for parties and festivals all the time, there you can easily buy all sorts of designs. Here in England I started making them because you've only been able to buy them here for the last couple of years and they are small with very few designs.
The best part of making these is that the children can do the layers of papier mache themselves, no need to be tidy with it - keeps them busy for ages. Do it outside and you can just hose down the mess and the children.
At the moment I'm making a guitar piñata for my son's birthday this weekend - once that's out of the way I must really get back to some baby gifts. I got some great fabric while back home, can't wait to get making!