How to Make an Awesome Death Star Piñata

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How to Make an Awesome Death Star Piñata

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This Death Star piñata is actually rather simple to build, using only a beach ball, strips of newspaper and paper mache glue mix. The patience comes in carefully painting all of the Death Star surface details after the mache ball is finished and primed with gray spray paint. A graduated series of cardboard disks were used for the string holder inside the paper ball to better distribute some of the the weight and stress to make the piñata last longer.

You can find more pics and the complete construction details on this Imgur page.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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