Monday, January 10, 2011

House Plants for the new house

This past weekend our family got together to play with some Crayola "Model Magic" clay my daughter received from Santa on Christmas. We tried to make some plants and furniture for the cardboard house that daddy made.

It was the strangest clay to work with. It's kinda spongy. Dried really fast, which made it wrinkle and crack. I don't recommend it for any serious sculpting. You had to know what you wanted to make before opening the package. And, worst of all, it doesn't save. We did find that coloring it with marker was cool. Not only could you change the color easily, but it made the clay softer and last a little longer.

I attempted the three on the left (a bromeliad, cactus and some sorta fantasy succulents) and the middle front one (an aloe). Daddy made the large paddle cactus in the middle back that he didn't color. And daughter made the two on the right. I think her cactus is adorable. Grandma also attempted some, but smashed them before we could get them away from her. It really was frustrating clay to work with.

After the others got overly frustrated and gave up, I continued to make a hermit crab with log and decoration out of the scraps.

And, lastly, before the clay was too unbearable to work with, a top hat that looks like it's seen better days:

We may use what she has left to make some cushions and pillows for future furniture. Other than that, we won't be buying any more of this stuff. :)


MissingWillow said...

How cute! Looks like fun.

mieljolie said...

Thanks, MissingWillow. I enjoyed our time together as a family playing with these, but not so much on the fun with our choice of mediums. I prefer paper mache or polymer clay any day. ;)

Sundays are our official "family days". We have to do things together no matter what it is.