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      wannabe noo noo
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      How can I make a lego pinata?

      Me being somewhat crafty and all said I would make one for a friend's son's lego birthday party!

      I was thinking a shoe box with six coffee jar lids (or similar!) and then covered in red tissue/crepe pape kind papier mache stylee. So it looks like a large lego block. However I'm worried it will be too strong and not break. Also how do I fill it? leave a kind of trapdoor or get her to give me the contents before I make it?

      Any ideas?

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      Re: How can I make a lego pinata?

      I thought you meant actually making a pinata out of Lego bricks!

      I made one in the shape of a number 1 once and just cut up a cereal box then lightly taped it into the 1 shape with masking tape before covering with a layer of paper mache and then crepe paper. Even then it took some bashing so I think a shoe box prob would be too tough.

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      Invisable Chell
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      Re: How can I make a lego pinata?

      Another fairly simple shape would be a Lego figures head. Trying to think what you could use to mould the shape though.
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      Make Do and Mend Damsel silverpod
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      Re: How can I make a lego pinata?

      I'd second a cereal box as it should be slightly thinner card- but before you cover it with mache, make slits/cuts in the big areas and hopefully this will help it get smashed. Also, don't go mad with the mache- 3, or even 2 layers should be enough (it's just so therapeutic doing mache I know )

      I have always added a trapdoor and then used masking tape once the things are in. If the trapdoor is on the top/sides, it shouldn't open. If it is too strong you can then always take a knife to make more slits for bashing.
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      wannabe noo noo
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      Re: How can I make a lego pinata?

      Only catching up with this now as was away for a couple of days. Thanks for the link and advice I'll let you know how I get on...

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      Invisable Chell
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      Re: How can I make a lego pinata?

      Quote Originally Posted by Chell View Post
      Another fairly simple shape would be a Lego figures head. Trying to think what you could use to mould the shape though.
      A Dairlylea round box could make the top of the head and neck part.

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      Re: How can I make a lego pinata?

      I would just make it out of papier mache (cover a box of some sort, remove box when dry, cut in half decorate, paint, then loosely secure the two halves back together when filled). Anything with more structure than that would probably be difficult to break apart.

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      wannabe noo noo
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      Re: How can I make a lego pinata?

      Its finished!


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      Ginger rules
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      Re: How can I make a lego pinata?

      Looks good. When's the party - hope they enjoy it

      Bop

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