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Anyway, my boy wanted to have a DINOSAUR birthday party so I made this Shonisaurus pinata. For those of you who don't know what a Shonisaurus is, it's an ocean dwelling reptile that lived in the time of the dinosaurs.... don't worry, I wouldn't know either if I didn't have a future paleontologist on my hands. Haha.
I used a balloon for the basic form. I started by doing a bunch of layers of papier mache on the balloon. Then used crushed newspapers and LOTS of masking tape to construct the tail and snout. I attached these to the balloon shaped body with masking tape. Then attached some string to make a handle. Finally, after more layers of papier mache, I painted it and added the fins using lightweight cardboard (cereal boxes). Carter loved it. I doubt anyone else knew what it was -they probably figured I didn't know what color dolphins are supposed to be. LOL. But they had fun beating it to death (yes, morbid, I know...)