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1/3/2009 1:29 PM
How to make a Paper-Mache Butterfly Pinata Set Up
- Clear your work area. Spread out 3 or 4 layers of newspapers to protect your table.
- Gather all your materials: 3 12" balloons, newspaper, scissors, flour, masking tape, wire whisk, and water.
- Collect and cut newspaper into strips about 1 inch wide. Make them as long as the narrow width of the newspaper.
- Mix up your paste. Use 1 part flour to 1 part water and mix with a whisk.
- Under-inflate the balloons and carefully tape together, end to end.
- You can use any kind of paper if you really want, but newspaper works best. Old phone book pages are too thin and fall apart easily in the paste, regular paper and glossy newspaper ads don’t absorb water as easily and take a bit more work. I’d stick with newspaper.
- White flour works better than whole wheat. Whole wheat globs up and you have to sand it down after it dries. No fun.
- I found the larger balloons, under-inflated, worked better than smaller balloons. They're more stable and easier to apply the paper mache and can hold more goodies for the pinata.
for making a Butterfly Pinata
1. Dip strips in paste, run through fingers to get rid of excess paste and layer on the pinata form. Make two layers of newspaper strips then allow it to dry. It takes 1-2 days to dry, depending on your local climate (humidity level) and how thick the newspaper (and paste) is. Leave an opening at the top for filling with candy.
2. After the pinata is dry, trim the opening to make it smooth. If you forgot to leave an opening, cut an opening. Pop balloon and remove. Then, wrap string or ribbon around the pinata making a cross over the opening. Be sure the string is loose across the top of the hole and the hole is a little big because you will need to stick your arm down the body of the butterfly to attach the wings.
3. Put another two layers of newspaper strips over the pinata and string and allow it to dry. It’s okay if some spots are not as thick as other spots. Weak spots are where the pinata will break open.
- Two layers of newspaper are about right. The newspaper shrinks a little as it dries and if there are weak spots in the newspaper the balloon will break through them. If there are too many layers the guests will never be able to break it open.
- Use string or ribbon or even bias tape for the pinata hangar. Avoid using yarn or elastic. If using a thin string like kite string you will want to double each string.
- The second layer of newspaper strips will dampen the first layer. Since there is no longer a balloon inside it to help it hold its shape, turn the pinata frequently as it dries to keep it from developing a flat side or hang it up to dry.
- Be sure to completely dry the pinata. If the pinata is still damp when the kids start hitting it, you’ll be able to beat it senseless but never break it open.
- Lay the butterfly pinata on clean newspaper to dry.
- Throw away the old newspaper.
- Rinse hands, arms and any other messy appendages with warm water and soap.
How to Decorate the Butterfly Pinata
- If you had a lot of fun and have an excessive amount of paste on your clothes, let it dry and rub as much of the paste off as you can before washing.
- Cover extra paste and put in fridge to save for the next layer. If it dries out, just add a bit of water and mix.
- Collect the materials you will need: yellow tissue paper, pink tissue paper, scissors, black marker, white glue, glue stick, green and purple paper, posterboard, scissors, hole punch, green paint, two 1 1/2" stryrofoam balls, three white pipe cleaners, two purple pipe cleaners and two chopsticks.
- Then, trim off any edges of dried newspaper that curled out.
- Print out the face and wing decorations on the green and purple papers from this file.
- Make the fringe trim for the pinata by folding and cutting the tissue paper in strips about 1 to 1 1/2 inches wide, when folded. Then snip fringes about 1/4" to 1/2" wide from the open side, up toward the folded edge of the strip of tissue paper.
- At the bottom of the pinata, glue a couple strips, about 2" long, of yellow fringe. Then use white glue to wind a circle of yellow fringe around and around the butterfly body until you reach the top. Each strip should be about 1/4" to 1/2" above the previous layer.
- Now, make the wings. Fold the posterboard in half and draw a large "B" on it for your wing pattern. Place the butterfly pinata body next to this to be certain it will match well. If you're happy with the line you drew, cut it out.
- Lay the cut out green paper decorations for the wings on the wings and draw and outline of them. You will not need to fill in these spots with fringe.
- Glue pink fringe around the outside of the wings using glue stick. You can use white glue, but on the posterboard a glue stick is easier. Slowly move in with each layer of fringe until you get to theoutlines you drew on the wings. glue fringe to just inside these lines.
- Glue the green paper cut outs over the wings.
- Use white glue to attach the purple face to the pinata and hold down for a minute while the glue sets.
- Fold the wings in half and lay against the back of the butterfly pinata and use the marker to mark on the back of the wings where the body touches the posterboard. Make corresponding marks on the back of the butterfly. Then use a hole puncher to make holes in the posterboard and use the tip of the scissors to make matching holes in the back of the butterfly.
- Put the white pipe cleaners into the holes in the back of the wings and then into the body of the butterfly. This gets to be a little fun! You also get to reach into the butterfly to tighten and twist the pipe cleaners to attach the wings to the body.
- Now, paint the styrofoam balls green.
- Twist the purple pipe cleaners around a marker or pencil to make them curly. Then poke one end into the butterfly, just above and to the side of either eye and put the styrofoam balls at the other end of the purple pipe cleaners.
- Poke a chopstick into the center of each purple pipe cleaner, and down into the pinata, to help the antennas stand up.
Pull and Yank Adjustments
- The point where the top and bottom bump of the wing come together can be tricky. Sometimes you will want to not quite bring the fringe all the way to the point because it makes too much fringe in at that angle. The next layer will cover it.
- Try using masking tape to hold the bottom of the chop sticks to the inside of the butterfly pinata to make the antennas stand exactly where you want them.
- Near the bottom of the Butterfly Pinata, cut a circle that goes nearly all the way around the pinata. Securely attach a ribbon to the trap door that will be able to pull it open. You may be able to poke a hole in the trap door and tie the ribbon to it or tape the ribbon with duct tape to the inside of the trap door.
- Fill the pinata and seal the trap door with masking tape. Test it to be sure there’s enough tape to hold all the prizes in the pinata, but not so much tape that it won’t open.
- Attach several more ribbons to the inside of the pinata. Use small pieces of scotch or masking tape so the ribbons will easily pull away from
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