My son turned 9 this week. He wanted to make a tank pinata for his birthday party and I wasn't about to tell him to stop being so dang creative! So...we emptied a cereal box, found a disposable "to go" salad bowl, 8 mason jar rings, a paper towel roll and a lot of duct tape.
That with some metallic lookin' acrylic paint...and we had a tank. I should say...we still have the tank.
Turns out...when a kid makes the pinata, they may or may not want to have other kids swing a baseball bat at it. Turns out, we have one who would rather die than have his tank destroyed. If you missed the full tutorial on homemade pinatas go here. I now have a very cool tank in my bedroom...next the Christmas tree star out of paper that I think we'll probably never be able to throw away. Ah...it's home decor at it's finest. Next year...we're making one with a trap door so the party guests can pull on strings and still get the candy. In the meantime...I have3 lbs of M&M's fun-packs stuffed in a tank in my bedroom...for emergencies.
Always My Very Best,
Your Friend Chef Tess