However, the problem with that urge is that I know it is probably there because I have two unfinished projects sitting in my living room. One is a Godzilla pinata for Lil' Kay's birthday next month and the other is a prototype for my sort-of-top-secret new product. Since the one project is sort-of-top-secret, I'll tell you about the pinata!
Planning a Godzilla birthday party is not easy. I can't just run down to the local party supply store and buy Godzilla themed plates and napkins and what not. I decided that a pinata would be fun for a bunch of 6 year old boys to smash and started looking for someone to make one for me. Then I thought, "Hey, I bet I could make my own!" So I did some research. The hands-down best site I found was Pinata Boy! Lots of great examples and instructions and tips. It definitely gave me the confidence to give it a go. I started well over a month ago...
The first step was to attach two balloons together to make Godzilla's body. Then we wrapped it in newspaper as Pinata Boy recommends. The entire time, Lil' Kay is saying to me, "This doesn't really look like Godzilla." Skeptic!
So, now I have a giant hollow papier mache peanut. I haven't gotten any further. I need to make arms and legs, a head and a tail, but my motivation has evaporated. Lil' Kay keeps begging me to fill it with candy and toys. "Child! It's a giant peanut! I can't fill it yet!" My hope is that by blogging this pinata, I will feel obligated to finish it. Or you just might get to see birthday photos of the kids beating the crap out of a giant peanut pinata.