Firstly, I’d like to apologise for my on and off silence over the last few weeks. At first, I was just trying to stock up on ideas, but then I started a new job. I’m currently working as a morning cleaner and I’m having a lot of fun there. Not only am I getting along with my co-workers, but I’m taking a big step forward with my anxiety issues. The downside is that I’ve been a bit more tired lately, so I haven’t been able to do as much as before.
For my first (hopefully of many) post back, we’re starting with another Craft Creation. Now sadly, this item is no longer for sale at Hobbycraft, but you can buy it on Amazon. There is only a set amount available for purchase, so be quick and grab them while you can!
My experience with clay consists of rolling ‘sausages’ out of Play-Doh when I was in primary school, so I was nervous about starting this project. Admittedly, the instructions were nothing more than lackluster. Aside from pictures of the steps, there was no explanation.
The clay was interesting to use. I’d often seen people complaning about the smell and the sticky texture, but I didn’t find it so offensive. If anything, I think it added to the fun of the experience.
In the set, you had a couple of polystyrene balls to help you mould the main body and a plastic tool to help break up the clay and shape it. While I was intimidated by the thought of somehow getting it wrong, when I started I really enjoyed the imaginative freedom.
As you can see from the picture above, my monster wasn’t completely symmetrical and some of the pieces were wider than they probably should have been, but I was still really proud of my results. I think my little monster is quite sweet and still makes me smile when I see it.
As intimidating as it was to start, I’m glad that I did. Is there something you’ve been dying to try, but have been too worried to start? Share it in a comment below or tweet me at @kimanamccallum.