So Kai wants a Ninjago piñata for his sixth birthday, which has proved to be a challenging task thus far. My plan is to make the frame using straws, wrap it with cling wrap (or Saran Wrap in the US), and paper-mache it.
|We call him "pinata man".|
On retrospect, I could put straws across the body to keep the shape. I didn't initially because I wasn't sure if I could pull most/all the straws and cling wrap out of the paper-mache when it's completed. If I had straws across the body, it would have helped maintain the shape better. Now my ninja man is skinnier than I originally wanted, which is an absolute bummer.
Before I started the paper-mache process, the frame is as tall as Kai!