I made this Bowser Piñata for my son’s 6th Birthday. He loves Mario and this is his third Mario party. I wanted to do something different this time around so I took on the task of making a Bowser piñata! Bowser is the villain in the Super Mario Bros games. I thought it would be fun to have the final game of the party “Defeat Bowser”.
This Super Mario Bros Bowser piñata was definitely a labor of love!
Making this piñata took about 3 weeks. I started with balloons for the body head and face, then added thin cardboard for the legs and arms. I taped the cardboard on the balloons with masking tape. I also formed the horns, eyebrows, hands and feet that way. I used 6 rolls of masking tape and 3 rolls of duct tape!!
After the body was the shape I wanted, I covered it with paper mache using newspapers and a mixture of half flour half water.
It took me several days to finish the paper mache because of the drying time. I dried it outside with a fan directly on it as much as I could!
After the paper mache was dry I put in two hanging hooks. I put in two because this piñata is so heavy! I got the idea from Pinata Boy
I took a hanger and stuck it through a cake board. I bent the sides up and around. I did this for both hooks.
I cut a hole in the underside of Bowser. I had to reach in all the way up to my armpit and poke the hanger through the hole in the top where I wanted my hanger to go. Then I used pliers to make a loop on the top with the hanger. I looked pretty funny with my arm all the way up in Bowsers butt! lol
Then I covered the hole and taped over it.
After that came the fun part of spraying primer, painting with spray paint and covering with crepe paper! I used 6 bottles of glue and 4 rolls of crepe paper. I used red feathers for his hair and eyebrows.