Boy Mama: Paw Patrol Pinata

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Another birthday post!  I was looking for a Paw Patrol pinata for the party. Do you know how much they are??? And they are not very cute either. I have made pinatas before so I decided I would make one for this party.

We picked Marshall’s badge because it is probably the easiest one to make and because my son really likes him and Rocky the best.

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Materials

cardboard box

scissors

exacto-knife

pencil

printer/paper

red, orange, silver and yellow acrylic paint

flour and water for paper mache

newspaper torn into strips

Directions

The first step was drawing the badge shape on the box.

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I then trimmed away the excess parts using an exacto-knife.  Here are some pictures of how I did it. The trick was to trim off the same shape and amount from the back and front without separating the pieces. To me it was like trimming and shaping a cake.

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After the box was shaped, I mixed up some flour and water into a paste for the paper mache. I did not follow any specific recipe I simply added water to the flour until I had a consistency I like remembering that the flour is what holds it all together. I also tore up some newspaper into strips.

The trickiest part was where the arrows are below. When laying down the newspaper strips, you have to let them fall a bit to create a curve.  It wasn’t  hard, but doing it this way made the final product look even better.

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After two layers of paper mache, my son and I painted it red.

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Once the red was dry, I used silver paint to create the edge of the badge.

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I then found the badge image on the web, copied it into a word processing program, enlarged it as big as a piece of 8.5 by 11 paper and printed it twice.  I cut the first page around the orange flames and the second around the yellow flames.

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I then used these as templates for the flames on the badge. I first traced them in pencil and then went over the lines in paint. Finally, I filled in the lines with the orange and yellow to complete the image.

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Here is the finished Paw Patrol pinata.

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A day or so before the party, I will make a small cut in the back of the pinata and fill it. I may do candy or I may do something else. Still working on that part yet. 🙂

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