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« on: February 17, 2005 12:34:20 PM »

My friends B-Dog and Rami were having a party for Abraham Lincoln's birthday, so i made them a paper mache pinata. Knick is modeling it here:
I used regular white skool glue mixed with water (equal parts) for the paste.
I found it helped to keep extra near by. I covered a "good" ceramic bowl with foil and secured a balloon with duct tape.

Old free weekly newspapers were just the thing. After they were torn into thin strips, the construction process began.
It took a long time, 3 or so days with drying time.     
Eventually the balloon popped on its own. It scared my dog. Madison had to comfort her.
The hat is just carboard covered with newspaper, then black craft paper.
So here's Knick again with the finished project:We filled the head with KitKats, messages, one bullet, Valentines' candy, and confetti prior to attaching the hat. The face is painted- one coat of Liquitex. I spent $12 on the whole thing, including paint brushes. There were enough treats for 30 people.
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2005 12:42:01 PM »

haha thats so funny!
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2005 12:43:20 PM »

That's awsome- much better than cherry pie for Washington's b-day. And nice touch adding a bullet for one of the prizes!
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2005 01:58:39 PM »

Thanx! Do you know King Cake? The bullet was the king. the best part was that B-dog got it, so she got to be the king at her own party, which was fun for everybody. Her prize was getting to make us watch 1950's Hygene films while we partied down.
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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2005 10:17:03 PM »

That is too funny! It looked so good that I would have a hard time smashing it!
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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2005 06:47:34 AM »

Kick ass! Never thought of an Abe Lincoln birthday bash. I like the crosses on his eyes, makes it all the more cartoonish. I dig it.
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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2005 04:55:32 PM »

Bwahaha! I love crazy pinatas, and what a cool party idea. I'd pass this on to teachers I know but something tells me that having little kids smack a dead president's head around (albeit in pinata form) would raise some eyebrows to say the least. Still that's pretty cool!
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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2005 12:47:35 PM »

great job!!! hahaha...a bullet. that's too funny.

i LOVE piatas!!! i wanted one last year [store-bought...ew.] for my birthday..((i never had a piata as a kid..so i wanted one for my 15th b-day... Roll Eyes )) but mom forgot to get it Angry. now i can make one this summer! ex-boyfriend's head, here i come!  Grin

yay! i have a feeling i will become the piata-making-fiend around here.
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« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2005 04:28:09 PM »

Haha. That's cute... though I wouldn't really want to hit one of our best presidents with a stick...
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« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2005 07:22:54 PM »

i like the angry face and the x for the eyes
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« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2005 03:48:11 PM »

This worked out so well that i decided to do another in the same format. This gnome was a gift for my friend Katie.
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« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2005 03:30:39 AM »

ahh! That's creepy! I'll whack THAT with a stick! lol
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« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2005 10:27:08 PM »

AGH! Smiley Best Abe post EVER!
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« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2005 06:15:30 PM »

One night i was telling a couple of friends about this abraham lincoln pinata i'd seen on here, and my one friend asked if you had to shoot him in the back of the head to get the candy out.  In honour of my friends birthday and that comment my other friend and I decided to make him this pinata







it is no where as good as yours, but we had a fun time with mr. abraham lincoln
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« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2005 07:56:08 PM »

The one bullet inside is brilliant.  And morbid.  I like it.
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« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2005 08:16:46 PM »

The one bullet inside is brilliant.  And morbid.  I like it.

heh, yea we're morbid like that we even painted a bullet hole on the back of the head and you could see the brains
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« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2005 09:32:05 PM »

 Abe is my little sisiter's favorite president she would love that so much.  They are all so awesome, I love the giant gnome the most though.
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« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2005 11:52:17 PM »

I love the bullet idea, that's awesome. Who got to keep the bullet though?   Tongue
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« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2005 08:22:24 AM »

I love the bullet idea, that's awesome. Who got to keep the bullet though?   Tongue

well, it was actually a cap gun, so we still had to beat abe the old fashioned way with a baseball bat.  I still have the gun though
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« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2005 03:40:25 AM »

brilliant...I bet the whole party was a blast...
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« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2005 01:55:07 PM »

aeillill, that's awesome! i'm flattered!
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« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2005 02:45:00 PM »

That would be an absolutely fantastic idea if George Bush were used...what I'd give to beat him with a stick...
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« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2005 07:27:28 PM »

haha they must have also been celebrating MY bday, which is on the same day ^_^ because i am such a celebrity.
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« Reply #23 on: June 12, 2005 10:08:47 AM »

that is wicked awesome!
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« Reply #24 on: June 12, 2005 11:13:21 AM »

I love how you put the x's instead of eyes. Great job Smiley
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