Day 85 - Cracking Up.
Day 85- Morning. Oh boy! This has been a week of failures. Good thing it's Friday. I'll have the weekend to steal lots of chocolate eggs from children's Easter baskets (notice I didn't say MY children) and hopefully emotionally eat my way to better creative posts for next week. I wouldn't call today's post a complete failure but I wouldn't call it an amazing success either. I would put it in the B movie category like "Sharknado." It's kind of charming but deep down inside we know it's a little sad.
Let me waste no time showing you this beast of a project. Please go ahead and try it and then report back. I'm sure you will be unsubscribing after trying this monster. Today's project is to make piñata joke eggs. Stay with me as I show you the exhausting steps for making this hell of a creative endeavor.
- 3 small balloons
- newspaper or newsprint
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup water
- 3 different colors of tissue paper
- 3 printed jokes (easter jokes can be found at www.jokes4us.com)
- easter basket grass
- non-breakable doodas such as erasers, small markers & rubberballs
Step 1: Blow up the balloons but only half size. Place some newspaper down on a work surface. Mix together flour and water in a large bowl. Cut 2" long strips from the newspaper or newsprint. Now place the wet paper on the balloon. Layer and cover the ballon. Place the wet ballon on the work surface. Repeat for the other balloons. Let dry 24-48 hours.
Step 2: Cut a small hole with a flap in the paper mâchè balloons. Place the easter grass, doodas & punchline of the joke in the piñata. Glue the joke to the outside of the paper mâchè. Cut 2" long strips from the tissue paper and then cut 1/2" slits in the 2" long strips to make "fringe." Start at the bottom of the piñata and glue the tissue paper to the paper mâchè. Keep alternating tissue paper colors until the piñata is covered except for the joke.
Step 3: Have someone stomp on the piñata to reveal the punch line and prizes inside.
Well, you win some you stomp on some. Hopefully you will still be will me tomorrow after this mess of a project. I just have to remember that no matter the outcome, change is happening when creating. Also, when projects don't work out there is always a pastry somewhere with my name on it. Signing off kids.