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Pin the Tail on Eeyore

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Did you see little man’s recent second birthday Pooh party?

Our sweet little guy loves Winnie the Pooh, and he loves his Great Grandparent’s farm. We decided to combine the two for his second birthday and throw our own little “hero party” for him (and his daddy, who was turning 30. Great guy, my hubby- even shares his parties with his boy!)

We had a pretty relaxed affair, with lovely homemade touches. One of the biggest hits in little man’s eyes was the awesome handpainted Pin the Tail on the Eeyore game his grandma painted.

Here’s how we did it:

(We will soon be uploading a video on the painting techniques my mom used- but until then, if you have some basic knowledge of shading this is a really, really easy project for you).

First, my mom took an Elmer’s folding posterboard and drew a quick mock-up of Eeyore. If you aren’t a great freehand artist, you can print out a picture you have (using a poster setting) or a projector.

Next she painted Eeyoes, and added some clusters of grass at Eeyore’s feet.

We then took purple fun foam and cut it into strips, and cut pink fun foam into ribbon shapes.

I then cut black craft fur (which gets EVERYWHERE- lay something down to avoid a mess), and attatched the three together with a plain colored brad. Thats it- Eeyore tails!

To “pin” them, we used electrical tape loops on the back of the tails. Electrical tape was sturdy enough to hold up the weight of the fur and foam.

 

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