I must say I was worried about this workshop…we have never made Pinatas at Lola…and it seemed like a lot of work…but this was definitely the BEST workshop ever!!
For a start we pre made the Papier Mache balloons for the children…this made SUCH a difference in the ease of the project…Once they had their Papier Mache ball, they decided what animal they wanted to make, and added on recycled materials (toilet rolls, cardboard, foil) to finish off their creatures. We stuck these on with the glue gun. There was a variety of elephants, butterflies, bees, pigs and even a giraffe!
After the body was built the kids painted their whole animal in acrylic paint mixed with a bit of liquid glue…
And then the fun began! The children (and their very helpful mums) started to stick on layers of strips of tissue paper. We pre cut the strips and the kids cut them up with lots of slits and then stuck them on in layers ALL OVER their Pinatas…this took a while and we did need a nice snack break in the middle!
Then came the best bit for the kids (little and large!)…We filled the Pinata (we had left a hole to one side where we popped the balloon) with lots of chocolates and sweets, and put them out to dry!