AGDolls: Making Halloween Candy For Your Dolls!

AGDolls: Making Halloween Candy For Your Dolls!

Post by BBW » Fri, 08 Oct 1999 04:00:00



Hello To All!



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Hello Everyone,

Halloween is coming up!  Are your dolls going to have
their share of the sweet fun?

    Here's a way to make sweet treats for your dolls!

Chocolate Bars!

     Chocolate bars may be easily fashioned from several of
the polymer clays which are currently out on the market such
as Sculpey or Fimo.  Just warm up the clay with the heat of
your hands until it is pliable, then roll it out like cookie dough.
Use a knife or other straight edge to cut the dough into bars.
I got a bag of a well known brand of the real miniature chocolate
bars & saved the wrappers.  These are the perfect size for an
18" doll.  You may want to consider doing the same...saving
the commercial wrappers for your doll.

     If you're not going to be unwrapping your doll's candy, then
you may want to consider making the fake chocolate bars out of
paper mache'.  Just tear the paper in small strips (or use paper
from a shredder).  Next, soak the strips in water until softened.
Use a kitchen blender to make the required paper pulp.  Use
just enough water to make the mixture thick but creamy.  Excess
water will evaporate in the drying process.  However, remember
that the more water, the longer it will take to dry.  Your mixture
cannot be so thick that your blender will not process.  Use a
flat bottomed plastic container or cooking pan to pour your
paper pulp into.  Let dry.  Cut into pieces.  Wrap.

Penny Candy

Polymer clay such as Fimo or Sculpey is ideal for making
small, individually wrapped candy pieces for your dolls.  You
may even try obtaining some of the newer, translucent clays
which are out on the market today.  With a bit of twine, these
can be used to make those wonderful little lollypops or suckers
which had the looped paper twine as stems.

Two of more layers of different colored polymer clay can be
used to make very realistic looking penny candy for your dolls.
Use your imagination to make interesting designs by twisting
(causes spiraled look) or imbedding one cylinder of clay with
another.

Enjoy!

Kelly

 
 
 

AGDolls: Making Halloween Candy For Your Dolls!

Post by brum.. » Thu, 14 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Kelly and all...have you tried Apoxie Sculpt as a modeling compound? It
is really cool, but different than polymer clays. It is a synthetic
clay product. It is air hardening (no heat required), super strong when
cured, non-toxic, super adhesive, has 0% shrinkage, waterproof, and
comes in colors although it can be painted, sanded, detailed, lathed or
otherwise tooled. Really interesting stuff, but remember that after
mixing the parts A+B, it is really sticky; if it is too sticky then,
wait for 30 or more minutes, and use when it is right for you, as it
sets up in about 3 hours. More info at www.avesstudio.com

It is a great product to add to your selection of materials. It even
repairs Sculpey and FIMO!

Have fun....Chuck



Quote:
> Hello To All!



> The listserv is free.  Here's a recent post:

> Hello Everyone,

> Halloween is coming up!  Are your dolls going to have
> their share of the sweet fun?

>     Here's a way to make sweet treats for your dolls!

> Chocolate Bars!

>      Chocolate bars may be easily fashioned from several of
> the polymer clays which are currently out on the market such
> as Sculpey or Fimo.  Just warm up the clay with the heat of
> your hands until it is pliable, then roll it out like cookie dough.
> Use a knife or other straight edge to cut the dough into bars.
> I got a bag of a well known brand of the real miniature chocolate
> bars & saved the wrappers.  These are the perfect size for an
> 18" doll.  You may want to consider doing the same...saving
> the commercial wrappers for your doll.

>      If you're not going to be unwrapping your doll's candy, then
> you may want to consider making the fake chocolate bars out of
> paper mache'.  Just tear the paper in small strips (or use paper
> from a shredder).  Next, soak the strips in water until softened.
> Use a kitchen blender to make the required paper pulp.  Use
> just enough water to make the mixture thick but creamy.  Excess
> water will evaporate in the drying process.  However, remember
> that the more water, the longer it will take to dry.  Your mixture
> cannot be so thick that your blender will not process.  Use a
> flat bottomed plastic container or cooking pan to pour your
> paper pulp into.  Let dry.  Cut into pieces.  Wrap.

> Penny Candy

> Polymer clay such as Fimo or Sculpey is ideal for making
> small, individually wrapped candy pieces for your dolls.  You
> may even try obtaining some of the newer, translucent clays
> which are out on the market today.  With a bit of twine, these
> can be used to make those wonderful little lollypops or suckers
> which had the looped paper twine as stems.

> Two of more layers of different colored polymer clay can be
> used to make very realistic looking penny candy for your dolls.
> Use your imagination to make interesting designs by twisting
> (causes spiraled look) or imbedding one cylinder of clay with
> another.

> Enjoy!

> Kelly

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