Monday, January 16, 2012

make paper clay polar bears & igloo!

It totally slipped my mind that today, Martha's Snow Day show aired. As a child, I always played with clay and being stuck indoors with no school gave me the perfect opportunity (my sister & I would make endless miniature Fimo snowmen). What makes more sense than making polar bears and igloo (or snowmen) in between snow sledding and hot chocolate?
 I recommend all parents have clay in their homes at all times. Its a great tool for endless imagination and entertainment for kids. Growing up, there weren't many options of clay types—we would work the crumbling Fimo for like 10 minutes before it was soft enough to hold together! Today, there are all sorts of clay out there. I am really into Paperclay—it's easy to work with, air dries, is light weight, is easily carved when dry and is completely non-toxic.
Sculpting these polar bears is merely sculpting at all and covering a upside down bowl with a sheet of clay to make an igloo couldn't be easier either. Watch the video to learn the step by step and be prepared for the next big storm.
Polar Bear snowball fight!

3 comments:

  1. I had not heard of paper clay before and your polar bears are very artistically done. Love 'em.

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  2. So pretty, I love the mirror you used underneath the scene!

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  3. These bears are adorable. And I am not a person given to bears, or adorableness... but these bears ARE adorable. Well done!

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