You live in a rural neighborhood without much trick-or-treating to speak of and like to take something to the in-town Halloween festivities when you can...so the idea of the zombie piñata begins to take shape. Your child can play out his zombie defense strategy while also having fun with his friends. No animals will be harmed, only an undead creature who means to suck out your brains, anyway.
Your first try in conventional papier mache looks more like an insect than a face and must be abandoned.
Clothing from the abandoned scarecrow is added, and the head is filled with candy and glow-sticks.