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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Grown Up Playdough

My kids love playdough. Their version of playdough playing just drives me nuts, though, because they MIX the colors (I know, it's shocking) until they have one greyish lump. I can't watch. But, I have to admit that playing with the stuff is kinda fun - rolling it, shaping it, trying to do something recognisable with it - it makes me feel a little bit like a kid again. So, when I discovered playdough for grown-ups, I was a little excited. I suppose everyone else already knew about oven-baked clay? So I'm a little slow - go ahead and shoot me.

I bought some, and just started playing around with it. I didn't create any masterpieces, but I did start to get a feel for the stuff, and I also started getting a few ideas for actual masterpieces.
Here's what I did:

I suppose that one needs some explaination - I made one large bead, and then after baking it, I "carved" it. I saw this on a blog (Asthetic Outbursts). Sadly, my version looked like a dried out baby carrot.


~ Tandis ~ said...

They were pretty cool. Definitely looked like something your style and of course, color. :) I went to HobLob and checked it out and loved all the colors and ideas. Giving them the glazed look is neat.

I agree, mixed playdough is frustrating for me too.

MommaMindy said...

My older kids loved making things out of that stuff when they were younger. We especially loved making tiny little meals for the Barbie dolls. Beka and I plan to buy some this summer and make food and accessories for various dolls and toys. Some of our Pet Shop animals need carrots, dog bones, etc...