Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Making an Easter Pinata

This year we are doing an Easter pinata in place of the flashlight Easter egg hunt. New traditions for a new time. With only three at home now, things have changed a lot.

Everyone still clean before we started.

Kayla checking the directions in Just for Me: My Family. The recipe for papier mache is wrong. It needs more flour than it says. I think it's a typo from when they put my recipe in. Just keep adding flour a little at a time until it's thick and goopy.
Cutting paper strips.

Mixing the papier mache.
Blowing up balloons.

They decided on the pink balloon.

First layer is on, but it's a thin layer so we may need three layers instead of two.

Here are some Easter basket ideas--with my books in them of course :)

 Each chapter in Just for Me! My Family talks about an animal family, and penguin families are one of the ones discussed. Also a good idea to include craft supplies. You can even look through the book to see what is needed to make each craft and add the supplies to the basket.
Or just fill with candy!
Promises for God's Princesses--because every girls needs to know that it's not the tiara that makes them a princess! It's a relationship with the Heavenly King.

The Christian Girl's Guide to the Bible takes preteen girls on a journey from Genesis to Revelation. (Although the editor changed the Revelation section and it doesn't really reflect what I believe. But it's a good springboard for discussions).

This version has Olaf. Wonder what he thinks of the Soul Surfer movie behind him?
Give your 5th-8th grader a boost with The Middle School Survival Manual.

Consider adding a book to the basket and adding some value. If you can't find the books at your local Christian bookstore, they are HERE.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fun family project. When we make paper mechea we always use at least 4 or 5 layers otherwise it's just one bat and it's done. Let us know how it turns out!

Kathy C. said...

Okay. We'll thicken it up.