Friday, 25 September 2009

When I am not baking...

I will play with jumping clay ;)

Last Christmas, my kids received a box of Jumping Clay. It is a type of polymer clay which is very light compared to other clay products. It is also very clean, smooth and doesn't give a sticky, greasy feel. The colours are very vibrant and you can create different colours simply by mixing a few basic colours. It will 'jump' if you throw it on the floor and will not fall apart.

We had fun making several cute stuff with the clay. Here are some of my past projects.


Since jumping clay is more expensive than plasticine, I used only very small amount to make these tiny stuff...the biggest is only about an inch in height. Totoro is the most challenging figurine I had made so far.


I have been baking so many batches of those Horlicks Doggie Cookies that I could make this with great ease. I bought a set of sub-materials from the jumping clay series...it came with key chains, magnets and hand phone straps. The good thing with this clay is, you do not even need glue to stick magnets onto it. Just place the magnet onto your artwork when you are done and it will stick on to it.

I am not creative in any sense, I am not able to create anything from my imagination, or out of no where. I could only replicate! So, besides these, I have also made replicas of Mamegoma, Domokun, and even made a 3D model of 'Mr Nincompoop'...the action hero from this comic series "Mission Possible" created by my tween ^_^"

I am back to baking and I hope I will be able to post something related to food soon.

(For more information on jumping clay, visit this site. For local readers, you can get the full range of jumping clay, tools and accessories from the Popular bookstore branch at Bras Bersah Complex.)

23 comments:

Honey Bee Sweets said...

So cute...really one of a kind. ;) Admire your patience in making these craft work. ;) Something that I miss doing too!

Anonymous said...

Super duper cute figurines. :) Love ur blog, always looking forward to new posts.

Angel

Angie said...

Oh, I think you are creative! Would love to see your Domokun model - he's one of my favourite characters :)

thereddeer said...

Cute stuff - I love the mushroom :)

Pauline said...

Those are adorable! I bought some clay last year to make charms with, but these have a much cleaner and softer look than the one I have. I'll have to get some and make more charms.

Kitchen Corner said...

Hi HHB,
This is something very interesting. I never make this before. Hope I can find out the ingredients to make it for x'mas present. Thanks for sharing! Look forward to see your bake stuffs!

agapejen said...

HHB
These are very nice... I have been playing with these too. There is a shop at Square 2 seling this and you can see their showcase. If you are really into cly modelling, you can also try those that needs baking. The colours selection are wider and you can create things that are more solid and has more weight. I have two clocks, one made from Jumping Clay and one from Baked Clay. :)

Aimei said...

Wow its so cute! I never know anything abt jumping clay. :P You replicate so well. If you were to go into fondant one day, you'll sure do a great job! :)

Katherine said...

uh very good as a practice for fondant or sugarpaste moulding! =D

køkken69 said...

wow, new hobby. Does this mean, you will have less time for baking? :-)

Marina said...

I'd play with it right now! :D

(ros)marina

Sonia said...

you are very creative, they just look cute.

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi agapejen, thanks for the info!

Hi Aimei, Katherine, I have never thought of making fondant or sugarpaste, I doubt I have the necessary skills to made them ;)

Hi kokken69, no, this is not a new hobby, have been playing around with it for quite sometime already ;D

Jo said...

so cute..... you are talent in baking and arts too! :)

sherlyn said...

Kawaii ! I had a box of jumping clay .. but I think it harden already .... it has been in my cupboards like 2 years. I did not know it will not stick so I did not let my kids touch it then .. Looks fun to play with. :)

Rosalind said...

I've made those doggie cookies too, now I want a keychain just that as well!

KWF said...

HHB, where did you get this clay from? Thinking of getting them for my kids for this hol. The totoro is so cute!

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi WF, you can get it from Popular bookstore branch at Bras Bersah Complex.

Trace said...

I love Totoro and yours looks perfect!

emy said...

Can I ask if you have a problem with color run when you touch the jumping clay FO with a wet hand?

I had experienced this and wonder if it's just because it's the red clay I was using.

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi Emy, yes, the colour will run (not just red) if you touch it with wet hand.

Shimin said...

May I know what kind of pin you use to attach the keychain? I use the screw eye pin as a link between the clay miniature and the handphone strap, but the pin gets pulled up easily :(

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi Shimin, I used the pin provided in the box of accessories, not sure what it is called?