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!
- several cereal boxes <-- crap!
- LOTS of potato chip bags* <-- crap!
- glue (I used Aileen's tacky glue)
- aluminum foil
(*I'm slightly embarrassed by the amount of chips we eat in two weeks.)
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.