Posts Tagged ‘Boys Birthday’
Time for a Tuesday 3D Challenge at Paper Craft Planet, 3D145. January, in this house, the boys watch football & we get ready for Superbowl. We are the family that brings out the little football shaped chilli bowls & Football Field Table Cloths towards the end of January. I saw this cute post from Vanessa on Table settings for Football Parties & was inspired!
All you need is 1 piece of paper to make a little holder decoration for the table.
I scored & cut my paper at 2 1/2″ in and folded to make a box “lid”.
Rather than punch a hole, it’s better to use an exacto knife & cut an “x” so that it holds the cupcake stable.
To plan out where to cut the “x”, I used a circle template, that was later removed. Depending on the size of your cupcake/ice cream cone you can adjust the size.
That’s all. Pretty fast and this would be fun for a super bowl/birthday party.
Well, my oldest son is now 7 years old. Wow. We had 5 boys from his class over to celebrate, STAR WARS style. From birthday invites to asteroid games, all STAR WARS, what a blast. Thank goodness it was a sunny beautiful afternoon.
We had an asteriod field of balloons to pop. ( I have learned that boys like to break and smash things)
Even Liam got in on the act, although I didn’t “tie” him to a parter, for saftey reasons. He still wanted the “tie” though, so that’s what that blue thing is around his waist.
The Home Made Death Star Piñata was a, excuse the pun, ‘hit’. Each boy got a go at it and then it exploded chocolate, candies and toys. I’m glad I put an extra layer of paper-maché on it, those were some hard hits. The boys had to wear the Darth Vader mask & take a swing with their “light saber”. Too funny.
The tripple layer brownie CAKE … Do you see little brother, trying to ‘help’?
Happy 7th birthday, Malcolm!
Okay. My oldest son is totally into Star Wars. Thank you Uncle Roland, last year introducing him to the two trilogy’s.
Last October, our Halloween costumes were Star Wars. Then there was the new curtains & quilt to sew: Malcolm wanted me to make him a Star Wars bedroom, and we even have the Star Wars Lego game for the Wii.
When we talked about Malcolm’s birthday, he wanted it to be a Star Wars, (wait maybe Pokémon) , no STAR WARS, definitely STAR WARS birthday. Right.
Didn’t want to spend too much time on something that was going to be smashed up. Here’s my go at a “a quick and inexpensive piñata” Death Star for Malcolm’s party next week.
Start with one of those big “paddle” balloons, glue mixed with water, strips of newspaper, strips of paper towels, somewhere to hang it (preferably in the basement over the utility sink) and an APRON:
Then cover it. Warning: It’s messy. It was also pretty HEAVY, so I supported with a small garbage can, which did leave a bit of a ring shape on it. It takes a couple of days to dry, but then you can just POP the balloon on the inside with an exacto knife & it deflates, leaving the paper-maché piñata
Hmmm somewhere to put the candy, gonna need a bigger hole:
Then CUT it, with an exacto knife or sharp scissors:
Then you have this:
Okay, now I have that big “dent” circle in from where the garbage can (the white support there in the above picture) made an impression when it was drying. Maybe that can be the ’satelite’ thing. Done. Now onto painting it.
More Painting, yah it was pretty rough, but the 2 year old is close by, and wants to ‘help’, so better get this done quickly:
That’s it. I put fishing line through it, to invisibly hang it up. You may or may not be able to see it at the top there. We’ll need to pick up some candy & patch/tape up the hole. Hmmm Maybe a light saber to beat it …