From Disney Inspired
Who wouldn’t want to craft the most famous ship from a galaxy far far away? This Tie Fighter piñata is fun for the whole family to create together! Also, once made you can fill it with whatever treats you like and smash it open! The perfect party centerpiece.
Total Time: 24 hours
What You’ll Need
- Large bottle of PVA glue
- Large round balloon (available online or in specialist party shops)
- Silver paint or silver spray paint
- Black electrical tape
- Paper towel tube
- Foam core board or cardboard
- Tape measure
- Black marker pen
- Silver tissue paper
- Inflate your balloon and tear your newspaper into 2-inch-wide strips (torn instead of cutting will give you a smoother finish.)
- Apply your first layer of paper-mâché by applying the PVA glue to strips of newspaper with your hands and placing them onto the balloon. Have your strips overlap slightly to create a stronger surface. Cover the whole balloon, except a 2 inch square around the knotted end. After applying 2-3 layers of paper-mâché to the balloon, let dry for 24 hours.
- Once fully dry, paint with silver paint or spray paint. Let it dry.
- Using your tape measure cut your foam core board or cardboard into two hexagons for the wings. Make the hexagons relative in size to your balloon. Draw a 1/2 inch thick line from each corner towards the centre; this will create the triangle areas. Fill the triangles with black electrical tape. Glue silver tissue paper to the empty areas between the black electrical tape triangles. Repeat this step on both sides of your two wings.
- Cut two 2 inch pieces from your paper towel tube. Cover them with silver tissue paper or paint silver.
- On your balloon using a black marker, draw the windows on the front of your Tie Fighter. Pop the balloon and remove it. (Be sure paper-mâché is completely dry before performing this step).
- Hot glue your paper towel tube cut outs to the center of your wings. Once dry, hot glue your wings to the sides of your balloon (one should cover the hole from where your balloon was).
- Cut two small slits into the top of your piñata to attach your string.
- To insert treats: cut a small square into the back and fill. Once filled patch up the hole with silver tissue paper and paper-mâché paste.
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