The Robot Pinata

In my art classes at the Lighthouse International, many of our art projects are sculptural and require hands-on building and the use of tactile senses. The students and I recently built a robot pinata out of papier mache and recycled materials (cereal boxes, paper towel rolls, etc). The robot was named XC3R60 - an anti-human droid sent from the future on a mission to destroy mankind. But mankind destroyed him first, and we added insult to injury by feasting on his delectable insides. Here are some photos of our pinata smashing in Central Park on a warm, beautiful Saturday in April.

Esdriel winds up. The video monitor on the robot's chest read's 'Must Kill Humans.'

Emmanuel scores one for the humans.

Here you can see the robot's papier mache belly shortly before Amanda struck the fatal blow.

They will demand that you listen to Insane Clown Posse.

Go for the Reese's!


Boots said...

You explained this scene and in my head I pictured the exact same thing...

Dan Redding said...

One of the funniest moments was when Emmanuel stepped up to swing. I spun him three times, aimed him at the pinata, and said, "Go!" He stood there for a second, turned, walked straight at the crowd, and swung. They screamed and pulled back - no one was hit, and Emmanuel would never try to hurt anyone intentionally. Our gang must've been making quite a scene; even the cops rolled up and watched us for a while.