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« on: July 29, 2009 11:26:22 AM »

I wanted to make some play food for my daughters doll house.  I have seen a lot of beautiful miniature food but I didn't want to spend a lot of time or money buying elaborate play food for a three year old, so I found a super easy way to make some!
I used play doh molds that I already had and left over scraps of polymer clay.

It was fast and easy to mold these little sweets.  I finished these during nap time.

I somehow changed the temperature on my toaster oven and ended up burning them pretty badly Shocked, but since I was going to paint them anyway it was no big deal.

My daughter was really excited to play with them, here they are all lined up in her doll house.  As you can see scale is not an issue yet  Grin

I have more details and instructions on my blog
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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2009 12:12:11 PM »

thos r da cutest thingz eva

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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2009 09:54:12 PM »

So so cute. I love these and the idea of using play doh molds awesome!

I just got given a ton of Poly clay for my birthday and i just started using it for the first time ever so, I understand about the burning lol.

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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2009 09:53:05 AM »

How cute, and great use of found molds!  There are no molds safe from polymer clay imo...mwa-ha-ha  Grin

Were you using a different brand of clay than you're used to perhaps when you got the darkening? ...or had you made things this small before?  Otherwise since I know you're familiar with baking polymer clays in general, the temp should have been the same for these unless you were using all translucent, or the cheapie orig. Sculpey, or something.  As you said, since you were just painting over all the baked clay though, over-baking only made the clay stronger so no problem.

P.S.  If you'll be doing a lot of these in the future, you might want to buy white gesso to use as your first coat... it goes on quicker and more opaque than regular colored craft acrylic paints (or even the artists' acrylics), so you could get them done quicker (and your daughter might enjoy doing the gesso coat since it's basically just slathering on all over without any particular skill).

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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2009 11:49:09 AM »

Thank Diane, for the tip about gesso. 
I accidentally changed the temp on my oven and didn't realize it until I went to check on them.  I laughed about it, I would have been upset to ruin a batch of mokume gane, but this was just funny Cheesy

« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2009 05:50:18 AM »

i love them

they are so pretty

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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2009 07:15:38 PM »

Very cute!  I'll have to remember this for when I have a daughter Cheesy

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