The uterus piñata: a large balloon in a plastic bag with paper towel tubes duct taped to it. Ovaries are bunched up newspaper. The plastic bag is crucial, as you can't very well duct tape things to a balloon. Then, paper mache over it with newspaper, water, and flour. Don't forget to embed a string, rope, or duct tape handle into the paper mache. Let it dry at least 1 day. Last time everyone made fun of me for putting like 3 layers on it and we could barely break it open. This time there is only 1 layer. We'll see how it goes!
Nolly has her doubts about the whole proceeding. Don't let her fool you; she has also had plenty of wine and some ideas about a "splat the sperm on the egg" game.
Rook is a bit perturbed by the frilly crepe paper. You must get the kind that is crinkly and comes in a roll. Without unrolling it, cut it into fringe (about 1/2 of the way through, and the closer-space the fringe, the better.)
Minnie and Nolly are very serious, hard workers!
We thought of a red jello placenta sealed in several layers of ziploc bag, but realized there were things more disgusting than jello placentas --- and less likely to burst open on the floor. What if it burst open and ruined all the good candy in there? But will anyone want to eat the candy after seeing the other stuffing of the pinata?
Oh, I can think of someone who would eat the candy!
We discovered it's best to use nail polish rather than paint. It dries faster and is way more glisteny. Also, it looks more realistic if you use red, then put some big purple blobs and some brown is also good. Okay, "good" is maybe not the right word.
Around and around and around with the rolls of crepe paper and the tape. Maybe I got a little crazy, and bossy, wanting it to look just perfect, with my insisting on taping it about 6 times every round? Sorry, I got out of control, it was the inspiration of the moment. Besides, it is especially poignant and meaningful if the object to be bashed with baseball bats and ruined in 5 minutes is constructed with loving care.
Note the way Minnie made the long fringy bits at the end of the fallopian tubes overlap the ovaries! Lovely!
All four of us are now piñata-making professionals!