Much like the e-trade baby from commercials, I underestimated the creepiness of this clown.
If you truly want to make a pinata, I suggest that you follow someone's pattern and instructions. I made this up as I went along. I made paper mache' with Mod Podge, water, and pages from an old phone book. I applied it to three balloons I had taped together. I can't even tell you how many layers are on the bottom section, but the top section has only 3 layers. I used acrylic white paint. I drew the face with Sharpie pens. The hair is birthday streamers, and the hat is construction paper that I taped together while watching The Blind Side. I have never been so disappointed in one of my DIY crafts.
PLEASE.....if anyone has had better luck with DIY pinatas, send me some photos. I would love to see how one looks when it's done correctly. Since this one is for a bunch of 5 and 6 year old kids, I'm just going to leave it as is and pray it bursts on the first hit.