The girls were off for winter vacation last week. The girls were off, but the boy was not. Henry still had school which meant early morning wake-up calls (for henry and me) and then afternoon pick-ups (just for me). Since we didn't have the entire day free to do fun things like go to museums or take day trips, Georgia and Josie and I made do. We got our nails done, we saw an omni-max movie, we did a little shop and we worked on a craft project one afternoon.
I bought the following Bake & Bend clay last fall.
I'm not sure why it's called Bake & Bend - it should be called Bend & Bake, as that is the actual order of the process.
Georgia was eager to make that cute giraffe on the cover and Josie wanted to make a turtle.
The first step was the kneading...
.... followed immediately by the sculpting.
The girls were having fun:
I was impressed with the results. Josie's turtle was jolly and Georgia's flying giraffe was adorable:
The next step is to bake the clay figures for 20 minutes... and that is when disaster struck:
Next time, we will have to prop up all sitting creatures before putting them into the oven.
Good to know.