O.K. - I had way too much fun making this
beehive pinata! (can't figure out how to put the little do-dad above the first "a" in pinata - but you all know what I mean right?)
It's for our family's annual reunion picnic - not just any kind of picnic - but a Teddy Bear's Picnic!!!
I started making it about two weeks ago by
putting 3 layers of newspaper strips onto a balloon. I used flour and water to make the "paste" for two of the layers and then switched to white glue thinned down with some water for the last layer.
I left it to dry for a few days in between each layer.
Once completed, I used a thin yellow tempura paint. The final layer was made by gluing on strips of yellow crepe paper.
|Bumble Bees were made with yellow and black pompoms|
and black pipe cleaners. Wings made with white
The best part was going to the bulk food store and loading up on wrapped candies (some sampling occurred also).
It's ready to go and now I hope my great nieces and nephews will have fun as they take turns trying to "break" the hive to spill it's contents.
It's going to be a great photo op for the family!
Till next time ............ getting ready for our Rhubarb Event and the Family Picnic - it's going to be a busy first weekend in June 2012!
To quote the farmer "nothing like planning two major outdoor events to make it finally rain" Ugh! It's raining cats and dogs right now - but I agree - we do need it.