Who wants to buy a pinata (Actually, half way through this process, when every surface in my kitchen was covered in dripping paper mache, I must confess, I did wonder at my sanity and at how spending £5 on a paper donkey would have been perhaps prudent..!) - in true Christie style, we got our craft on. The Kidlets LOVED it. Apparently there is nothing better than paper mache mush!
We followed the basics of these video instructions from youtube:
and got cracking!
They needed a second coat, but over the course of a weekend, we got some pretty sturdy looking pinatas done!
I think we did a pretty good job!
On reflection, despite the gloopy clearing up, we'd never have been able to buy these. Lochie loved researching and planning the whole process on the internet, they all loved the activity and they were were proud to have made something that was such a big part of Gan Gan's birthday party - the sweets and prizes weren't too shabby either!
The day of Gan Gans birthday dawned and we set to re-creating Mexico in a converted barn in Devon... This is how it went...
We had a glorious day with mariachi festival music and much laughter, I hope that my Dad enjoyed it as much as we did - I think he did!
Today is our last day of holiday, and tomorrow we return home and to reality.
Thanks for reading x x