I’ve got a couple of pictures below, but they’re not of REAL creatures. The pictures are at the very end of the post, so if you want to keep reading, feel free.
Just a friendly warning for some of my friends. 🙂
I was playing around with some clay with the kids a little while ago, and these are the two little creatures I created.
I remember taking pottery classes in college, and I loved them. This stuff is different to work with from organic clays – it’s a polymer clay that you bake in your home oven…kind of like play-doh for grownups. But the tactile element is similar. In fact, it’s a lot like working with fondant. I’ve made beluga whales, ballerina elephants, and assorted Star Wars creatures and characters. It hit me this morning – that recently – that I could do the same thing with clay. And, you know, no one would eat the results.
I find the process relaxing. A whole different part of my brain gets to stretch while most of the rest can take a nap. I need to do more of this.
Anyway, here are the two little creatures I made earlier. I took these pictures before I baked them. They came out of the oven a little while but I’m letting them cool before I mess with them any more.
They’re kind of cute, aren’t they?
The kids thought they were cool (wait til I show you what Alex made), and I’m basically happy with how they turned out.
But now – the challenge. I want to make some that are more realistic.
Enough with the cute.