Lego Batman Pinata Semi-Tutorial

So my little guy finally turned five. He decided he wanted a Lego Batman Party (after some convincing, his first idea was: Lego Batman, Bumble Bee, Ninja, Transformer, Starwars party.)
We’ve just been so crazy busy around here with school starting and our little princess. Not to mention the mess up on the calender, we had to move his party up a week!! We didn’t get a chance to play ‘Games’ but I think that was for the best. My Husband decided we should BBQ long story short it was a FULL house lol!!All in all I think it turned it alright.
PINATA! always my favorite part. He turned out pretty awesome if I do say so myself!
He was so easy to make, although I did find myself becoming rather attached to him in the process!
Making a pinata is so easy a and very rewarding! they are nothing like the ones you by at the store, your 2yr old accidentally bumps it and all the candy falls out! OK so they’re not that bad but you know what I’m saying. Especially if you got a bunch of kids just waiting to get a whack at it!

lego batman pinata

Lego Batman Pinata

So if you’ve never made your own pinata here it is:

   -newspaper
-flour
-water
-balloons/box (for basic form/shape)
-tape (to hold your form together)
THIS CAN GET MESSY! So to save allot of clean up time I just use a cheap plastic tablecloth that I throw away when I’m done.
The first thing I do is make my basic shape

lego batman pinata
 I used cracker boxes
(that rope is what he is going to hang from)
lego batman pinata
his arms
I cut a water bottle in half and hot glued it in  place, worked great.
lego batman pinata
 his legs
lego batman pinata

His head/face
I had poster board scraps that worked nicely to add his nose an ears.

   -After you’ve made your model you need to rip your newspaper up into about 3-5″ strips
   -Mix your flour with water in a bowl (I prefer a square type, something with a flat bottom. I’ve never measured but I’m guessing it’s about a 1 part flour 2 part water. not to thick, still runny.but not to thin. perhaps I should measure next time!!
   -start covering your model. take a strip of newspaper put it in the flour paste, as you take it out softly slide it between your hand and the side of you bowl to take off some of the excess paste. Smooth it onto your form. continue until you’ve cover the entire form. I think I do about 4-5 layers (I really just go by feel) especially reinforcing areas that are attached (like arms and legs) For things like his eyes I take a piece of newspaper put it in flour mixture and fold it up to the shape I want. I keep doing this until it looks the way I want, then I cover it with newspaper strips (It’s like molding with play-do…. only wet and slimy)

When your happy with how it looks put it somewhere to dry. Depending on how big it is and how many layers you did. It could take a week or longer to dry. I like to put mine on my kithen table between meals
! I have 2 giant windows leting in sun. Or for Matthews I’ll stand it over a heater vent. That’s one perk of having a November Birthday!

After he’s all dry tie a string/rope around him (the rope they sell at the dollar store is perfect for this) with a loop at the top. This is where you’ll hang him from.

Now have fun decorating him! I use crape paper/steamers . I cut strips, fold it in half a few times them snip frays on the bottom. I get a few ready to go, the just start gluing them on:) The logo I printed off my computer, cut out and glued on. Everything else is crape papper/streamers or tissue papper.

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3 thoughts on “Lego Batman Pinata Semi-Tutorial

    • Hi, sorry I forgot to mention how I made the hands. I wet a strip of newspaper in the flower paste and twisted and scrunched it to get the main shape. Let it dry overnight, then I use more newspaper to ‘mold’ it. Sorry I wish I would’ve took pictures of it but I can’t find any. After they dried I trimmed around the hands to give it that nice clean shape. I just glued black streamers onto it (I didn’t do the fraying technique on the hands to give them a different look) I hope that kinda makes sense:)

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