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Indestructible Pinata

By November 2, 2016 No Comments

We take our pinatas very seriously at our house. We have one for every birthday party and we’re learning how to make the pinata experience the best it can be for party guests. One problem we’ve noticed is that a lot of times the pinata gets broken before everyone can get a turn to swing at it. This doesn’t happen at every party, but Whit’s family is really big and our little Zula is just one of almost 30 cousins. All of them line up by age to swing at the pinata and the older ones and just hopping up and down in excitement, but not for the c andy inside, they’re hoping that the little kids don’t break it before they can get a turn.

So for Zula’s most recent birthday party when she turned 3 and we had Whit’s family back over, we made sure we had a suitable pinata – able to withstand all of the cousins. We wanted to make sure it didn’t get broken before everyone could take a swing and we believe we have mastered the art of indestructible pinata making.

First, you get all of your supplies. from right to left, we used the head of a lion pinata from a party before, two gift bags (one was plastic-y and one was pink paper), one thin cardboard box, and, our secret weapon to ensure that no one would break the pinata before we were ready to unleash the candy, a backpack.

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We filled the backpack with candy and toys, put it inside the box, put the box inside the pink paper bag, taped up the paper bag with masking and duct tape, put that inside the plastic gift bag and – ta-da! We had ourselves one tough pinata.Those black strings are attached to the backpack and how we hung it up.

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We attached the lion’s head and tail and added some legs and Aslan, the resurrected, reconstructed, and indestructible pinata was born.

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After three rounds of un-blind-folded swinging from all the cousins, aunts, uncles, and even Grandma, the plastic gift bag was off. We didn’t realize that just adding the box was enough to thwart rips in the paper and plastic-y bags. Those kids were swinging with all of their might, but still Aslan, headless, tail-less, and without the colorful coating was alive and kicking.

He lasted through all the little kids…

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All the bigger kids…

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…the BIG kids…

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…and even the biggest of kids couldn’t break him.

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Whit had to get some scissors to get the candy out. And though we might have perfected the indestructible pinata, we might need to do something about the candy itself. It wasn’t quite as sturdy…

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All in all, it was a good party with a good pinata full of good, albeit crushed, candy that still tasted pretty dang good.

And that, friends, is how you make a pinata that can’t be broken. At least not the outside…

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