Jackie's friend McKensie came over to help with the second layer of paper mache, but the two of them got bored quickly and went to dress up as princesses and play with toys, which gave me lots of time to finish that layer.
Then I hung it up in the closet for two weeks. By the time I got back to putting on another layer, I was running out of time and had to use two large fans to dry it and then quickly decorate it for the party. Still, I was rather happy with how it turned out.
The kids seemed to have a blast (and it kept them entertained, which goes a long way when babysitting eight kids). Here's Sophia trying to crack open the pinata:
Chloe put a hole into the pinata, after raising her stick, hitting the pinata with a bang and sending it soaring.
Tevin tried to help her.
Jackie had had a great party!