As most of you know, we just threw our 2nd birthday party for Etsy here at the Labs this past Friday night! We here at the Labs took over a ton of responsibilities one of the more fun ones included making the infamous "DonkeyCorn" pinata!! Won't you take a peek at how it was made:
Paper Mache makes a great base...the balloons kept popping for us, so we had to resort to making a large bodied tube from thin cardboard...the rest was just wrapping and wrapping strips of newspaper that had been dipped into a flour/water mixture around the tube and forming a head and neck.
Once the body base was finished and hot glued together, we began to spray paint the entire base a dark brown. Definitely wear a mask and goggles...and take it a step further than we did and spray the beast outside!! (note for next time)!
That's Danielle from precious pups helping me out there!!
We cut a hole in the rear to fill up with the goodies later and then the decorating of Donkeycorn began...and this was a great time!!
Hanging the Donkeycorn was the most challenging, finding the right supports and materials to have it hang just right and be able to withstand the.....beatings....
Quick Tip: If the head of the pinata spontaneously rips off while hanging...don't panic, you can staple gun it back on later!!