Friday, December 21, 2012

Crapty DIY potato chip bag pinata

So remember that surprise we were talking about?

Surprise!  Today our Toddler Time group is holding a Christmas party.  We're going to eat, drink, and hopefully meet Santa Claus.  Cross your fingers.

Everyone is bringing something to the party.  Baby Chuck and I are bringing a pinata.  What?  Why am I making yet another pinata?  Well, some of the moms are from Mexico and apparently it's a Mexican tradition for children to hit a pinata at Christmas.  (Side note:  I really love that there are so many different cultures represented in our toddler group.  It's neat learning about other cultures.  Added bonus-I get a chance to practice my Spanish.  Que bueno!)   

Now, a traditional pinata looks like a sphere with seven cones sticking out of it.  Here's the one I made:



Erm... I know what you're thinking.  Leslie, yours looks nothing like that.  True true, but it looks kinda like a star and there are tassels.  Does that count?  Let's just say that mine was inspired by the traditional one.  The coolest thing about this pinata is that it's a true blue CRAPT!

Materials:
- several cereal boxes <-- crap!
- LOTS of potato chip bags* <-- crap!
- tape
- glue (I used Aileen's tacky glue)
- scissors
- pens
- ribbon
- aluminum foil

(*I'm slightly embarrassed by the amount of chips we eat in two weeks.)

Directions:







Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

5 comments:

  1. Oh, I love your crapt! That is CUTE! Did Santa come? What did Baby Chuck think?

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  2. Do you think this would look okay if it was facing the side with the chip bag design facing forward? I was thinking of making this for a friend's birthday; she is absolutely OBSESSED with takis! Thanks (:

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    1. Oooh. That could look really cool. You could always lay a couple of cut fringe pieces out in front of you an see if you like the design. Either way, it would be a really special pinata since you're making it for a friend. :)

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    2. Thank you so much! very helpful :)

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