I’ve been researching and sourcing for some near-future piñata making which reminded me that I had made a piñata several years ago.
Our older niece is going to be 18 next month, so I’m feeling a little tender-hearted about this snowman, because both the girls were so little when I made this for them for Christmas day smashery.
It’s built over a HUGE balloon with paper mâché that’s painted white and glittered. The “coal” eyes and mouth are wads of paper mâché painted black. I don’t remember how I made the carrot nose, but I bet it’s from something something like a cracker box.
If I remember correctly, the hat is mostly a Quaker Oats box - a cardboard cylindar with more cracker box. It had lived through the smashery and their mom (my SIL) kept it and uses it every year for a holiday decoration.
My upcoming piñata project is going to be totally different in scale and style, but I’m excited to tackle it!