Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Step one: Pinata making!
Yesterday we started making pinata's with the Mariposa's and I'm so excited to keep working one these the rest of the week, it's such a cool project. Cesar is the man of many trades, he can do just about everything and apparently is a pinata master, so he's teaching all of us. It was quite the adventure for me to find all the materials for this project...but I told Hassell that even though it took forever to get everything, and I was super sweaty and tired, seeing that the girls are having fun and love what we're doing makes it all worth it. If you want to make a pinata this week with us this is what you need: 1 Balloon Some String 1 Newspaper (cut into small squares) 1 large paint brush 2 cups of glue/water mixture Tissue paper (colors your choice) Cardboard (poster board, really) I think for all of you, you will find these materials quite easily. Hassell gave drew me a map to find everything, I was basically going on a scavenger hunt. She said go to the corner by the market for newspaper and there would be a women there who sells newspaper by the pound. I needed 15. After asking around for a bit, there was surely enough a women who sells newspaper by the pound. I told her how much I needed and then she said, "da mi la plata, primera" She asked for the money and then told me she'd be right back and walked down the street somewhere to get the 15 pounds of newspaper. A part of me was like "what if she doesn't come back?!" but she did and I was throughly impressed that the aged woman carried all that I needed back to me. Things are done differently here and you gotta have faith that the best will come out of the sometimes mysterious situations, love Nicaragua. The rest of the materials were relatively easy to find, transporting them back to Tres Pisos was rough though...I thought my arms were going to fall off, seriously the amount of walking we do here with sometimes 20 pounds of materials to lug around has kept me FIT. :) So here's your first step: