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1  Made by children. With fun. in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by Zayi on: May 22, 2010 04:25:14 AM
I'm a student. But sometimes, I have the chance to work at the elementary school as an assistant for the day care teachers. It's a lot of fun, and the only way for me to really earn some money - so I enjoy it a lot!
Recently, I'm preparing for my final exams, so I'm not going to school atm. So I thought I could use my noontime for showing the children how to craft with polymer clay. Here are the results for the first day!

They did it sooo great. I really love how the project turned out. I'd never have thought that they'd be having so much fun with this, and I'm really proud of the little ones.  Cheesy They made so many things (mostly pendants and earrings) that I spent about 4 hours of work with lacquering, baking and attaching earring studs/etc at home.
But still, I'm looking forward to the next polymer clay day.  Smiley

I also made some of these things. It's the licorice charms and the "apples, cakes & buttons" where licorice is spelled correctly. I won't ever be able to remember that vocabulary...
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2  Re: Saltine Cracker Recipe- First Post in Recipes and Cooking Tips by Zayi on: April 28, 2010 05:56:16 AM
Thank you soo much for this recipe!
I was looking forward to baking them myself when I saw this, and so I made some today. They're sooo delicious. Crispy but soft, salty yet not too salty. And you can use cookie cutters and they won't go out of shape while baking. Mine were heart-shaped. Who needs to buy crackers if you have this recipe...  Smiley

@ readers: you really have to roll them out very thin. I did the best I could, and still one ended up bubbleheaded.

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3  Re: Counting Bean Bags in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Zayi on: April 25, 2010 01:37:33 PM
I guess my bean bags will take some time, since I'm really busy studying atm. But I made some of the numbers already.  Cheesy

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4  Spring Jewelry in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by Zayi on: April 13, 2010 04:58:50 AM
I just got these new cookie cutters, and I had to try them with something pink, since most of them are cherry blossoms and they're blooming so wonderful right now. So I went for some polymer clay action! Cheesy

"the battlefield"

the result, from left to right: a petal pendant, blossom stud earrings, petal stud earrings, cloud earrings (the shape is supposed to be a flower, but I don't know which...) and four .. uhm .. red things that.. looked .. good? I dunno what they're for, but I will know when their time has come!  Wink
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5  mousehouse in Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects by Zayi on: January 08, 2010 06:24:01 AM
(Forgive me the word. It sounds funnier in German, "Maushausen" ['mouse village' / 'mousehouse'...erhh, yes].)

I adopted five mice in June~July 2009, and so I needed a place to stay for them as well. And because 99,99% of the cages you find in stores are everything but appropriate for living animals, I had to build one myself.
I'm sorry for the bad perspective, but I couldn't get a nice shot since my room is rather small.

It was really hard, especially since I did it all alone. The result isn't that pretty, but gorgeous for the animals: 3 floors 81x50x39~50cm (32x20x15~20") for five really happy mice.
It originally was an Ikea IVAR shelf. Now the lower floor is used for digging and building tunnels, the middle floor mostly for sleeping, eating and playing and the upper floor for climbing and running in the wheel. Everything like food or crafting materials for the interior is stored in the levels below the actual 'cage'. They looove it.

Remember, children:
Buy mice ONLY from animal shelters! No pet shops! No breeders!
Take care of your mice - gather REAL information* about them, don't trust pseudo-professional books written by paid authors!
And don't buy mini-sized cages - at least 80x50x40cm for three mice! Even more mice means an even larger cage. Easy peasy.
(* Best site out there. German, but they're working on an English translation.)
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