Here is a wonderful tutorial for a wonderful idea! This is something I want to try myself because maybe if I have this handy, I will be able to grab those moments when I feel inspired. As it is, those moments are simply lost while I try to find things, or set up a place to work, or something.
This is a great handmade gift to give to any children on your Christmas list, too. I know I would have loved to receive one of these when I was younger. Think how many hours of use this little kit will get from the busy and creative imagination of a child.
Hope you like it. Hope you try it. If so, leave me a note about the process, won't you? You can visit the original site here to check out other ideas.
- a metal tin (I used a tin that a pair of scissors came in, which was a perfect fit for the "fantastix") polymer clay (sculpey or fimo- go for the soft type).
- tubes of watercolors (I went for the cheap type from Michael's for this first try but you could use fancy ones)
- Coloring tools such as "fantastix", which are inexpensive and you can find at any art or craft store. They are basically pens without the ink. The body is filled with a sponge that holds water so you fill it with water and then can use it with the water colors without having a jar of water for your paintbrush. You could even watercolor in the car!
- White metal paint OR a piece of white plastic cut from a tofu or yogurt container that is large enough to fill (or mostly fill) the top of the tin (this is for mixing colors- you want white for that).
- A tube of lip balm (you'll see why).
- Take one pack of white polymer clay and break in half. Roll each half into a snake as long as your tin.