Friday, April 11, 2008

Barney Pinata

For Zu Yan 2nd Birthday this year, since he is so into Barney recently, I decided to make him a Barney Pinata.
The head of the pinata is made of a balloon.
The mouth and the body is from this My Pony Children exercise ball.

The hands and feet are make from Coca-Cola tall cup.
I paper machier each body part, the balloon for head, cup for hands and legs, My Pony for the body and the mouth first.
After each part has dry up, then I connect the body parts using masking tape then cover the whole thing with paper machier again.
Let dry, totally dry, the paste on the colour tissue paper.
Cut out holes for filling goodies later.
Tissue papers are more difficult to handle and manipulate than crepe paper but I choose to use tissue paper because of the colours.
Then paste on the eyes, nose and mouth.
I am using 1 part flour(expired flour) to 1 part water and add salt to prevent mold for the paste.
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Zu Yan carrying the unfinish Barney Pinata around the house.

Zu Yan get my help to place unfinish Barney Pinata sitting next to him.

Zu Yan holding his plush toy Barney and the almost complete Barney Pinata.

Zu Yan filling goodies into Barney Pinata.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Barney Garland

The homemade Barney Garland for Zu Yan 2nd Birthday Party.