i branched out a bit this week and played with papier mache instead
my son turned the big 6 this week and he wanted a dragon theme for his party
so i happily obliged.
he asked if he could have a dragon pinata and after having a small heart attack at online prices i decided that i could make one for a fraction of the price if i was organised enough
if being the operative word here folks lol
here is the basic shape of the dragon with a balloon body
i added toilet rolls for the legs, neck and head
cardboard for the wings, neck spikes and tail and claws
i did 2 layers of old white dairy paper combined with a mixture of pva and water
( approx half and half)
if you are planning on making one i can recommend buying decent balloons to do the body.
the first 4 i tried popped or had holes in.
it wasn't until i went and purchase a couple of decent ones that i had better success :>
i left it out in the sun and in a breezy spot for a good 24 hours to dry
i then added a layer of tissue paper instead of painting it.
the tissue paper goes on REALLY easy and dries very vibrant onto the white.
i left that to dry for another 24 hours.
then i went over it with black vivid marker to get the details in and added the googley eyes.
i looked ta it for a while and thought....hmmmmm...it looks a bit plain....what else does it need?
the cat thinks so too it seems rofl
then i gave it a c-section and shoved as many lollies, balloons, party poppers and snacks as it could possibly hold before tieing it up and letting a dozen six year old boys plus assorted siblings have a whack at it!!!
everyone got at least 6 goes at whacking it and it took daddy's efforts to get it to explode
so it worked out to be a lot stronger than i thought.
i managed to keep the leftovers and plan on cutting the wings off it and letting the kids have them in the dress ups box
....once i varnish all that beautiful glitter so i don't see it ALL around my home lol
one very happy birthday boy enjoyed it a lot!