Monday, December 21, 2009

Piñata-making photos and Christmas gift list

Christmas Party 2009 - Tuesday December 22
2:00 PM
Please join us!

Please note the library will be closed December 24th, 25th, 31st & January 1st

Piñata Party!

In preparation for our upcoming Christmas party, Leo & Carlos led the kids through the step by step process of making our very own piñata! It was fun (and messy) work, and very cool to see it change from a balloon into a beautiful, colorful piñata. Special thanks to our friends from Vancouver: Robert, Betty, Hannah & Adam who weren't afraid to get their hands goopy!

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Pasting the strips of newspaper onto the balloon (used as the base form for the pinata) using a flour & water paste, the kids liked getting their hands all gooey as you can see from their smiles

Making cones and cutting tissue paper to be added to the pinata. Each of the 7 cones stands for one of the cardinal sins (pride, wrath, envy, gluttony, avarice/greed, lust & discouragement). By knocking the cones off the pinata when it is broken during the party, the sins are symbolically banished, giving everyone a clean slate! How's that for good, clean fun?
Pasting on the cones, the bottom one was the hardest to set in place.Half way there....uh oh, we ran out of paste, had to switch to glue, a much stickier method

The finished pinata and contented pinateros (pinata makers)

Our Christmas Wish List Is Complete!! Many thanks to all those who donated & brought gifts, we now have presents for all the kids.
Our elves are busy wrapping and getting ready for the party. Hope to see you there!

Stay tuned for party photos later this week....

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