Thursday, 15 April 2010

Tuesday 23rd March.

Mexico Mexico Mexico.

Today me and the design team began to create the decorations for the Mexican / Spring Break SU night tomorrow.

Piñatas, Flags, Mexican men, Palm trees, etc.

The piñatas was the first item on our long, long, long list of things to do.
We needed to do these first because they had to dry between each layer of sticky, floury, gluey mess of paper.

We each started with a blown up balloon, and made a paste out of flour and water, which apparently to ZOE would work.
I said we needed to add PVA glue as well just to make it that much stickier, so I did.
We then began by sticking small strips of tissue paper to the balloon layer by layer, gradually building it up. We then added thicker paper to give it a firmer hold and once that had all dried we then give it another layer.

They now needed a long time to set before we add coloured tissue paper to decorate them with. Therefore there was nothing more we could do to them today. Tomorrow we would have to finish them and fingers crossed they will be dry before the evenings antics begins.

I then took on the job of making a MASSIVE Mexican flag to erect in the SU.
It took quicker then I thought and in no time at all I had made a master piece (three strips of colour). But still it looked great.

Palm trees was the next item on our list, Zoe and Hannah began sketching out the trunks of the trees while I tried my best to draw the shapes of the main ‘leafy bit’!
Once we had drawn the parts of the trees we had to paint them brown and green.
They looked great and we were all pleased with our efforts.
But was two enough???
We are defiantly going to make more tomorrow if we have time.

A long day but we got a lot done and excitement looms for tomorrow :)

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