This is the spider pinata which Boychild and I made for his last birthday party.
It looked even better when its ten ping-pong ball eyes were still in situ.
We used a big balloon, of course, with layers of papier mache. The hairy legs were old cut-up strips of Explorer socks – SO’s inspired contribution.
Trouble was, I hadn’t done this since school, so I wasn’t sure how many papier mache layers were enough.
It turned out that we had massively overdone the layering thing. This was one tough spider.
Dad put his bike helmet on, just in case.
Eventually, we killed it. Yay! Sweeties!
Which gave me another inspiration.
Unfortunately, Election night’s also another family birthday, so I might not be able to carry out my plan of having, or attending, an Election night party. As such.
But I’m totally going to do the Howard Head pinata, wherever I am. There will be photoblogging.