Friday, September 9, 2011

super sculpey mini fairie crafts

Last week the Fairie Queen left these sweet little houses on the back doorstep for Naiya.
So for crafts today Naiya wanted to make something to gift back to her beloved monarch.  We pulled out our old, old eight pound box of Super Sculpey and set to work.



In case you're not familiar with Super Sculpey, it's a pretty pliable oven fire clay that's fairly easy for children to manipulate and bakes into a hard, paintable, water resistant finish in just 15 minutes in your home oven.

Regular Sculpey comes in a variety of colors but at the time I purchased this bulk Super Sculpey (which is a little less brittle than the regular) it only came in this odd flesh color.  Because of this unique tone, it's particularly good for crafting people or magical creatures.

 It's available at most craft stores.


Years ago I was making little elfin dolls with it and after two decades in storage (wait, does that make me sound incredibly old?), the stuff is still good.  Gotta love Sculpey.





Naiya had the grand idea that she'd mold and carve a new set of dishes for the garden sprites and set to work.

I helped her with a few of the shapes and the flatware but all the decorating was of her design.  Dishes and cups are pretty simple for a four or five year old to turn out and she felt so accomplished when viewing her finished products.

She preferred them unpainted and in no time at all the table in the fairie garden was primed for tea-time.

I'm sure the Queen will be pleased.

6 comments:

  1. Oh, how adorable! I must get some for us!

    Becca

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  2. how adorable, these are the sweetest dishes, houses, everything. i've never used sculpy, it looks like a lot of fun!

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  3. I'd love to see what y'all come up with. So many possibilities...

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  4. How wonderful, I love the little dishes, what a fun thing to make!! I love the Fairy Queen gifts, what a great thing!! We have had some fun with sculpy as well.

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  5. Oh my... this is just too delightful for words!!! I hope you don't mind if I link to it for handmade Christmas gift ideas.
    Blessings and magic,
    Donni

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  6. Donni, I feel so honored that you'd like to link this! (I visit your blog all the time :) Yes, feel free. The Fairie Queen also made the houses from Sculpey and they're painted with watercolors (in case that was unclear and anyone wonders). Happy sculpting :)

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