This week David and I made a super awesome Space Invader piñata full of my favourite sweeties to shoot down at the party. I know, perhaps the coolest party idea ever! I’ve always wanted to get a piñata, but smashing up a donkey isn’t my kinda thing. Space Invaders however, definitely are!
Then decide how wide you want your piñata to be and cut out several strips to go around your shape. Ours is about 4inches wide… as a 3d shape, that will take millions of sweets!!
Next I taped crepe paper all over my new 3d shape. This means that if any of the fringing fails to cover its area, we wont be seeing tape and card. This is an optional step, so if you’re feeling a bit lazy don’t worry about it. We have also drawn our guidance squares back on – in the correct places this time 🙂
To make a crepe fringe, take a rectangular piece of crepe paper and fold it in half as shown in picture 1. Then snip into the two long sides. Try and keep these snips evenly spaced appart, but don’t stress if it’s not accurate! Make sure not to cut all the way across and to leave a strip down the middle un-touched. Fold in half like in picture 3 and ruche the fringe with your finger tips like in picture 4. Perfect!
Crikey! What a great job done 😀 Now all you need to do is grab your mates and a bat to bust out those goodies… Excellent!
We would love to make loads of these so it’s like a proper game of Space Invaders. How awesome would that be?!