Saturday, January 18, 2014

TARDIS Fake Pinata

I've gone the "make the pinata route" a couple of times and what I found out was that little kids have a really hard time breaking a real pinata. Yes, it is doable (messy but doable) but every time I've made a pinata for Coryn's party the traditional paper-machete way the kids have been unable to kill it and I've ended up making a hole and shaking the loot out.

That's why, when I decided to make a TARDIS pinata for Coryn's Doctor Who themed party, I went with a less messy, less traditional model.

First I took a cardboard box and cut off one side (I also cut a notch in the top so I could put the candy in later).

I then measured some paper so to make sure the drawing would fit and drew the outline of the TARDIS windows and the lettering.

Then Coryn and  I colored the paper and wrapped the box as if I were wrapping a present.

The idea is the kids will be able to break through the paper only side in a few hits, scattering candy with less effort. To give the box a chance we may use a plastic bat rather than a wooden stick or paddle.



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    1. wait til you see the box we are painting for a play in TARDIS.

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  2. Just can't resist anything Doctor Who, I live in a house full of uberfans! Did you go all out with Doctor Who food? fishfingers & custard, adipose marshmallows, Dalek bread, celery, bananas, jammy dodgers?

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    1. Well, the party is not til Saturday, but we are doing a few themed things (though Coryn wants cheese pizza.). We'll post more pictures when we figure it out.

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