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Acorns to Oaktrees

October 23rd, 2007 at 12:52 am

Halloween Party

Test piñata
Final piñata

The test piñata came out pretty cute. It’s very hard and sturdy. DH is concerned that it will be too strong for the kids to break open. It is three layers (at least, the kids were helping me) of paper mache. So I made the second one with only 2 layers of paper mache.


The first one is based on a 12 inch (30 cm) balloon. The second is based on a 16 inch (41 cm) punch ball; it’s rounder and bigger. I’m really concerned that it isn’t strong enough. I had to reinforce the top with duct tape. The ribbon is plenty strong to hold it, but the ribbon cut right thru the paper mache with the piñata half filled. Pulguito and Chunguita are dying to whack them both.


Chunguita requested that we repeat the calavera game from last year, so we are going to repeat it. It’s the “gift from mummy”, and this is a ridiculously easy game to do. The kids love it, too.

The house is all decorated, but I’ve only got one picture to show you. The kids and I made jack-o-lanterns by sticking foamy shapes on pumpkins and gourds. The foamy shapes are from Oriental Trading Company. I recommend them. They were easy for Pulguito (age 4) to do, yet challenging enough that Chunguita (age 7) was interested.

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