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Sunday, April 4, 2010

52 Projects Week 11: Eggs

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We've had this packet of clay (Das, Air Hardening) sitting around for over a year. My mom gave it to me because Helena was interested in using it. I felt like a guilty mama everytime I looked at that package and did nothing with it...why not? Not sure. But this week, I pulled it out, we were both excited, and then Helena didn't like the feel of it, or the fact that her hands turned terra cotta colored-yes, my girl is such a Virgo!

So I had fun with it myself, and made these few eggs, in honor of spring, and Easter, and all things fresh and new.

I thought the clay was fun and easy to work with, although it definitely does harden quickly when exposed to air, so I recommend pulling out only a piece small enough to work with and keeping the rest sealed until ready to use. The bumpier texture on the PEACE egg is due to the fact that that piece had begun to set a bit already.

We're going to paint them this week, Helena is excited about this part :-)


Happy Spring!

10 comments:

newmumover40 (to be!) said...

What fun! And a great idea! I love that you have them sitting in a nest.

I wish I could say that working with clay is a project I could add to my list, but I think that might stretch my art abilities a little too far!! :)

dreamer said...

They look perfect just as they re, love the nest :)

MrB said...

I may have to give this project a whirl

onasilentsea said...

what a lovely idea!

Jane said...

Oh my goodness...I've had my eye on a clay project that I found in a book that Breen got for me. I've had no idea where to find self hardening clay. Where did you get the clay?

K A B L O O E Y said...

Cool. And you could make new ones every year, that is, if your daughter can get over her Virgo-ness. Maybe rubber gloves?

Arianna (Erika) said...

How nice! I am waiting for my daughter to be a little older to do this! I can't wait :)

faerwillow said...

~l♥♥♥ve this project! these are ever so sweet and would make wonderful gifts...thank you for sharing this...can't wait to see them all painted...well wishes and brightest blessings~

Lis said...

excellent idea! you could make it a spring tradition and have new styles and designs of eggs for each year!

Shelle said...

we had a pack of clay in our basement for years too...i know one of my daughters eventually used some of it, but i have no idea what happened to the rest...probably still down there somewhere lol.

a fun project for easter...hope we get to see them painted.