Tuesday, April 08, 2008
I saw this interesting looking project over at the Crafty Crow last week, so we made some for our craft today.
Instead of using sculpey (fumes make me sick), we used a no bake Lyra Keramiplast Modeling Clay, which worked great. The boys love modeling clay and did it all themselves - cutting off a piece, rolling and molding the base shape, rolling and imprinting the texture, stamping, painting...a few times G got overly enthusiastic and rolled his into a paper thin wafer, but he easily scooped it up and started over. We used collected herb leaves, shells, twigs, acorn caps, feathers, pine cones and some letter stamps.
We added an extra step, and after they had a little time to dry, the boys painted the pieces with some watercolor paint, and then rubbed it off with a damp cloth, leaving behind some color in the deeper spots. A wants to attach them to something to make a sculpture, so we will be on the lookout for a piece of wood or bark to mount them on. Fun!