How to Make an Elmo Pinata


What's a 1st Birthday Party without a PINATA?

I got the GIFTS.....
I made the Cake Pops.....
I made the Cake......
I made the Hats.....
AND
I made the Pinata!!

Here's How:

Tear newspaper into strips
Blow up a punch balloon.
Use a bowl as a base
Mix 2cups of white flour and 1 cup water
OR to the consistency of pancake batter
You will need to do this a few times as you go along.
I choose a work station outside...it can get a little messy
Dip a strip, remove excess by sliding fingers down strip.
Apply one at a time all the way around balloon.

1st coat
Make sure you leave an opening to insert candy.

2nd coat
Don't do more than 3 coats or it will be to hard to break open.
Use 3 small balloons for eyes and nose
Wait 24 hrs or until completely dry, pop ballons and paint.
Acrylic paint works the best for coverage.
$1 at Wal-mart.
Time to glue it all together.....
I used left over Mod Podge from another project.
Paint it on all around the eyes and nose.
Not to worry it drys clear.
Make 2 holes and add string or twine.
Use a magic marker for the eyes and mouth.
All ready to be filled with candy.....
I left the top open but you can close it up using more stripes, let it dry and painting
Stay tuned for scenes for the party........

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21 comments:

Jennifer said...

How neat!!! Thank you so much for the tutorial!

Ruth said...

wow Michell that super creative!!

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Soooo cute!!! I can't wait to see pics from the party. You need to start a business. You're awesome.

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner
www.mawhats4dinner.com

Ginger said...

Super cute! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

Susan @ Entertain Exchange said...

I love elmo - so cute!

Susan,
http://entertainexchange.blogspot.com/
Party and Entertaining Inspiration

freckled laundry said...

Found you at Stephanie Lynn's...I LOVE this pinata! I'm throwing a cookie monster party for my twin's 1st birthday next month (doing those cake pops, too!) and will be using your awesome tutorial for the pinata. Thank you so much for saving me $19.00 + shipping. I'm your newest follower now. Great blog!

Jami

rainbowcreek said...

Sweet! I have never seen this before. My grandson loves Elmo and his birthday is coming up, I am pretty sure we will have to try this. Thanks, love your blog!

Kaysi said...

That is awesome!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

It's adorable! Good tutorial. :) I'm visiting from Hope Studios, but my party link is actually from Monday's post. :)

Liz said...

Adorable...and thanks for the tutorial!!


I hope you'll come participate in my link party today! It runs all week so come back and add more BOY projects! All About The Boy @ The Nifty Nest!

Liz

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Michell This is adorable! I love making pinatas - Yours turned out super cute! Fantastic job! I have featured this today - stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you are enjoying your weekend! Thanks for linking to The Sunday Showcase. ~ Stephanie Lynn

http://www.bystephanielynn.com/2010/08/three-scoops-of-love-winner-last-weeks.html

Krista said...

OB-SESSED!! ; )

Heather said...

Wow you did a great job on all of it what a cute party! Thanks for linking up!

★All Thingz Related★ said...

We are so glad you joined us for Anything Related! Come back tomorrow for another great party!

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

I love making all my own pinata's too! Fun party theme! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

Heather said...

I featured you today check it out and grab a button http://memakingdo.blogspot.com/2010/09/friday-features.html

Nicolette said...

You're amazing :D now I have a theme for my 2 year old for his birthday :D

berenice p said...

Cute idea, thanks for sharing :)

MELANIE said...

Such great ideas...Im doing Sesame Street theme for my daughter's 1st bday next month. She loves Elmo...thanks for sharing!

Krista @ While He Was Napping said...

Oh my gosh, my little boy would love this! He literally walks around the house asking for "Elmo" all day long! Given, "Elmo" and "Nemo" sound the same, but still... He would be in heaven. Awesome job!

Jennifer @ PigskinsandPigtails said...

Ah, I wish I had found your blog before our Elmo party! I love your pinata idea. Here's a look at how our Elmo party turned out:
Elmo Birthday Party Theme

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