Sunday, January 20, 2008

Fish Pinata

My daughter wanted to have a fish-princess-unicorn-themed party for her fourth birthday. (She is all about mixing and matching. Her hairstyle for the party was one French braid and one pigtail.)

Here is the pinata for the party.

It is a fish princess.
I made the body from a basic pinata (paper mache over balloon).
The pinata is covered in die-cut circles (I used the QuicKutz bagel die) to make the scales. The scales are glued on, row by row, overlapping from front to back. The fins, eyes, lips and crown are hand-cut originals. I used a bone folder to score lines on the fins for a little texture and shaping. I embellished with plastic jewels.
This was a great project to use up lots of miscellaneous paper scraps. I used patterned and solid cardstock. I even used some drawings that Alli had done.
The funny thing is, the kids at the party had never smashed a pinata before, so they were quite reluctant to hit it... until they saw the candy come out. Then it was bashed to pieces in seconds. And candy is probably still scattered throughout my living room... which is fine with my kids.


Chelsey said...

Very beautiful!

Kerry Appleberry said...

That is so cool. I wouldn't want to smash it either. I can imagine a whole bunch of them as great installation. All different sizes and colors and at different lengths from the ceiling. Super cool.

Beth said...

great fish and great blog idea! good work, i look forward to seeing more. i recently started a blog that is a little bit more "my own." although i haven;t really updated my regular one in awhile i still felt like it was just a timeline of events (which is good), but my new is a little more personal perhaps. happy winter, hope spring comes early for ya'll!