Sculpting

What does an artist look like? She looks like this and this and this. Pixie sculpted her own bird after seeing my Paper Clay Totem. May we always endeavor to see the artist in all of our children and encourage their creative pursuits. Here is an excerpt from the classic noveletteRead More →

Although not quite as lovely smelling as the real thing, these beeswax modeled rose buds do have a sweet smell all their own. We have scheduled working with modeling beeswax as one of our projects in  the Spring Bs Homeschool Companion unit. To completed this project you will need a set ofRead More →

This is Part 2 of the Clay Bird Totem. You can find Part 1 :: Sculpting the Birds HERE. As I mentioned in Part 1, the hardest part of making these birds is to patiently wait for them to dry complete. Okay, I’m not saying you have to be patient,Read More →

A while ago I had seen this sculpture online. You can see the original HERE.  I wasn’t able to buy it, so I wondered if it was something I could make myself. I haven’t used clay since I was in school which was about… hmmm… well, suffice to say itRead More →

EDIT: Oops… I forgot to add flour to the ingredients' list. A lovely reader caught my mistake, and the recipe my includes 2 cups of flour. Thank you, Laura 🙂 I have a confession to make. Actually, not really a confession because that would imply that I am apologizing, and I'm not 🙂 I guess this is more of an admission. Sometimes,Read More →

When I was working on the Paperclay Leaves last week, I was absent-mindedly rolling some of the cut-away clay in my hands. Before I knew it, the blob was shaped into a peg form. Well, it took me about 3 seconds to decide to make some gnomes. What a shocker,Read More →

Last week I shared Paperclay Leaves – Part 1. Today, we are going to finish the project by painting and sealing the leaves. After that, you’ll just have to decide where they should fall! I made 12 leaves, and put them on my Harvest Cupboard. They look so beautiful IRead More →

  Using just PaperClay and paint, you can create an autumn scene that will last for years! The clay has a natural white color, air dries, can be painted, and is non-toxic and acid free. Something that the wee ones can use with supervision. Before beginning, collect some leaves. You need toRead More →

I’ve had a very busy week and Michelle has been doing a great job of holding down the fort. I do have a couple of things to share this week. First, a couple of weeks ago, one of our readers shared an Etsy shop with us on Facebook, specifically the artist’s littleRead More →

After 30 years of parenthood, 6 years of gammyhood, and over 10 years of being a preschool teacher, I have collected over a hundred different “Make Your Own” recipes. From the mundane to the extraordinaire, I have tried and true recipes for just about EVERYTHING! Glues and pastes, playdoughs and chalks,Read More →