TBT, or Throwback Thursday for those of you not on Facebook or Twitter, will feature old posts from Tasteful Diversions and maybe even A Frayed Knot Knits.
This post was from the Make’n’Tell I tried to do last February (I ended up flaming out in the middle of the month 🙁 ). I had completely forgotten we did this — but now I remember that we had a ton of fun with it. And, easy clean up! Originally published 02/09/14.
I saw this pin a while back for making clay with cornstarch and dishsoap, and I actually meant to make it for the kids on one of our many snow days, but kept forgetting. Today Becky was looking for something artsy to do, so I decided to throw this together for her.
Ours didn’t ever get ropy like the picture, but was more the consistency of paper clay. I think she found it a little frustrating to work with but it held her attention for 20 or 30 minutes, and I think it was also a good introduction to impermanent art. See, Becky’s a lot like I am, and channels her creativity into making “things”. Making something useless or impermanent is almost anathema to us. So I think that sometimes pushing ourselves into doing that — even though it’s frustrating — is a good thing.