We had originally talked about making a pinata for the final item but settled on maracas, instead. This ended up being rather labor intensive, involving several layers of paper mache, and days of drying in between. I ,of course, chronicled the process with the camera. So, here you have it...
|with a little help from Mom|
|and a crazy-paper-shredding sister|
|the finished product after painting...Matthew's favorite part|
On Saturday, he played Hot n Spicy, Evening Serenade, and Mariachi Holiday for a music judge and then explained his drawing and the process behind the making of the maracas. He decided this was a lot of fun and would like to do this again next year. Thanks to Linda for jump starting this project and to this website which we used for making the maracas.