Destroying a DIY pinata with a samurai sword feat. Katelyn McCaigue

A bucket list experience we never thought we needed was destroying a piñata with a samurai sword. A few months ago, we brainstormed collaboration ideas with our friend and YouTube illustrator Katelyn McCaigue, and we came up with turning one of her monster-mash drawings into a life-size piñata! We were excited, but also nervous about making one from scratch.

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Also, because it was for her birthday, we had to make it extraordinary. After a few all-nighters, we completed the cat-cactus-hummingbird-rat monster. The bittersweet moment was smashing and slicing it to pieces.

Check out how Katelyn came up with the inspiration for her illustration:

The amount of detail she put into this illustration was astonishing, but also a challenge when it came to transforming it into piñata form.

Katelyn's monster

It was fun finding out the many ways you can create texture with tissue paper — we can add that to our resumes now.

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The hardest part was destroying it of course. But, someone once said “if you love something, you must set it free” or something like that.

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Saying our last words to the little creature.

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A little family portrait before the pinata faces its doom.

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We tried whacking it with a bat, but it wasn’t working. So, we brought out the samurai sword.

Josh certainly had no regrets annihilating it. Please don’t try this at home.

Katelyn’s Pinata. July 2019-July 2019. RIP.

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