The Polymer Clay Cookbook

So, Emma, myself, and, pretty much every girl that comes into contact with it is freaking out over The Polymer Clay Cookbook. It is so crazy cute. We’ve had it for a couple of weeks and its been by Emma’s bed for nightly reading ever since (she has a so much homework these days, that’s when she gets her leisure reading in, poor girl). The allure of baking clay here at our house is strong. Emma has been playing with it since she was able to hold it in her hands, and over the years, her creations just get more elaborate and detailed. And now this book is taking it all to a whole new level.
We were looking for an easy craft activity for our Girl Scout meeting this week and I was totally inspired by this book. The girls are coming to us straight from classroom Halloween parties and will probably be pretty sugared up, but I am hoping they will love this. We’ll be setting up three tables (there will be about 10 girls). At each table, there will be supplies, directions, and a parent to guide them in making a piece of jewelry. The projects I chose were the candy corn earrings (or rings), a tiny cinnamon bun (scented with cinnamon and a mixture of school glue and white paint to create the icing), and a pink cupcake, both of which can be hung from a thin cord necklace I’ll have for each girl.
And because it is the responsibility of a good Girl Scout leader to be fully prepared, I felt the need to spend an afternoon testing out each craft and making samples before I let the girls try them.

chocolate cupcake with raspberry frosting and a cherry

my cinnamon roll with a head pin that’s ready to be twisted into a loop. And it smells like cinnamon.
I thought about keeping this book locked away until Emma’s birthday, then giving it to her with all new clay and supplies, but I just couldn’t wait. (I decided to give her this book instead, with a stack of felt and notions.)
I thought I would post more this week but it just didn’t happen that way. I will see you here on Monday though. Till then, happy weekend!

  • allbuttonedup

    October 29, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    i think i just heard mariko’s head explode.

  • Amber Carrillo

    October 29, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    sounds like the perfect Christmas present for my girl – Thanks!

  • Amber Carrillo

    October 29, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    sounds like the perfect Christmas present for my girl – Thanks!

  • Amber Carrillo

    October 29, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    sounds like the perfect Christmas present for my girl – Thanks!

  • Erin | house on hill road

    October 30, 2009 at 4:25 am

    ooh, my girls are going to love this. thank you!

  • Stephanie

    October 30, 2009 at 7:55 am

    Ah! That is so adorable. That cinnamon roll put me over the edge. If I could have smelled it, I might just have keeled over from the cuteness.

  • Miranda

    October 30, 2009 at 7:58 am

    Oh my goodness how cute! I used to play with baking clay when I was younger…looks like it’s time to start up again with some of my miniature loving little friends!

  • Ariella

    October 30, 2009 at 10:07 am

    great idea! I have been making and selling sewing pins for almost two years. This certainly would be a welcome addition in our almost all girl home also!

  • mrspilkington

    November 1, 2009 at 5:59 am

    oh, boy — that cinnamon bun! we are finally ready to get started with some of the projects in “akiko’s clay doll”
    but this is looking irresistible…

  • blair/wisecraft

    November 1, 2009 at 6:41 am

    that book looks amazing too!

  • Visty Lindgren

    November 2, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    I am ordering that book for my 10 year old right now!

  • Kim

    November 9, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    Wow, I had to rush out and buy a copy of this book for my daughter and I. I found a website that sells some really cute pieces. Your daughter might want to check them out for ideas!

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