Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Yes, a shark and an octopus - all in one! That is the new movie from SyFy Channel. My co-worker loves such movies, anything weird, fun and unbelievably crazy is her cup of tea. Basically, most of the B movies.

So for her birthday today, I made a Sharktopus fashioned out of a fish pinata. There is no shark pinata at the stores, why would they be as sharks are too scary for kids. For those who do not know the history of pinata's, here is what it is all about.

Pinatas have been enjoyed by millions of people around the world for over 400 years. Traditionally Pinatas were used for celebrating a good harvest, they were clay pots filled with fruits and vegetables. We now make them out of newspaper or corrugated cardboard, or a combination of both. The treats you put in the Pinata represent good wishes and the person that breaks open the Pinata will have good luck all through the coming year. Pinatas are great to entertain children on birthdays, carnivals, family reunions, festivals, school and church parties. You can use them to decorate your party and children's rooms and of course for all holidays as well.

I bought a clown fish pinata and cut opened the mouth to insert a mouth of the shark with sharp teeth. I also removed the fish eyes and replaced it with a pair of fierce eyes that seems like it is looking for revenge. Next I sew the tentacles out of gray fabric and stuffed each one with scrape paper. Oh, I added the suctions on the tentacles to make it look more like the octopus. Join both sections together and you have a Sharktopus! But wait, to add more fun to it, I bought a Chucky doll and placed it in the Sharktopus' mouth!

The end results is this Sharktopus - is it awesome or what?

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