Cinco de Mayo

My husband graduated this week! It's been a lot of fun to have family in town and so many festivities. We celebrated Cinco de Mayo with some friends we will miss when we move in a few weeks. The {Little Project} we made to celebrate was this penguin pinata.

To make {This Little Project} you need:
a balloon
newspaper or a magazine ripped into pieces
paste made from 2 parts water to 1 part flour (with a pinch of salt)
xacto knife
treats or prizes
1)Tie the yarn so that it fits over the inflated balloon with a little extra to hang it by.
2)Then wet the pieces of ripped paper in the paste. Put a layer under the yarn and a layer over the yarn as you go.
3) Cover the entire balloon this way.
4) Let dry overnight (we used a fan to speed the process).
5) Paint the character on and let dry.
6) Use a xacto knife to make a small opening in the balloon to put the prizes in through. (This will pop it.)
7) Add paper wings, beak, and feet, etc.
8) Put treats/surprises inside and tape the whole closed.
9) Use this fun day to teach your children about the Mexico culture.
10) Play to get the treats out!
Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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