For this post, I`m going to share a fun activity I did a few months ago. It`s the “Mould and Paint Glitter Fairy Plaster Fridge Magnets and Badges Moulding and Painting Kit.” Unfortunately, I can`t illustrate the whole process but there are very helpful readings you can find in the instruction materials. Also, I apologize because I do not know where you can acquire this kit because I got it as a gift a few years ago. Nevertheless, I wanted to share this because it might give you ideas of fun activities you can engage yourselves in.First of all, this activity is very easy to do with the help of the package`s instruction materials.
I read the instructions and did almost everything of what I read.
These are the materials I used:
1.) Plastic Material - Used to form the bodies and shapes of the fairies.
2.) White Cement - Used to form the body/particles of the fairies.
3.) Paint - Used to put colors on the surfaces of the fairies.
4.) Magnets - Used so that the fairies can be put on metallic surfaces.
5.) Safety Pins - Used to pin the fairies.
6.) Glitters - Used to add shine and glow to the fairies.
7.) Water - Used to mix with white cement.
8.) Bowl - Used as a container for the mixture of white cement and water.
10.) Paint brush - Used to paint the fairies.
11.) Small paper - Used to serve as a platform for the fairies that needs painting.
Most of the materials that I used came from the package. The only materials that didn`t come from the package were the plastic cup, water, bowl and spatula (It`s not included in any of the pictures in this post).
A concise procedure with a few descriptions and explanations of how I made the fairies:
1.) I put 1 plastic bag of white cement in a bowl and mixed it with water. (Each plastic bag of white cement can create up to 5 magnetic fairies depending on how much white cement you put.)
2.) When the white cement has almost the same texture with a paste, I put it on the desired area in the plastic material that came from the package. After a few minutes, it`ll harden (like the ones on the picture below).
Put the pins or magnets immediately when the white cement is still a wet paste. It may be hard find a way of putting and sticking the pins or magnets when the white cement is already dry.
Prevent the white cement paste from creating bubbles because it may result to the incompleteness of the fairies` bodies.
Like in this one:
3.) I took out the dried white cement and prepared the painting materials.
4.) I painted them by using the provided painting materials. The only things that didn`t come from the package was the water, small memo papers and plastic cup. (I didn`t use better painting materials because I wanted to illustrate everything by using only the materials that were included in the package as much as possible).
5.) The last step is putting glitters in the front view of the fairies when the paint is still wet.
This is the result:
I was able to make more than 6 fairies because on the second try for the second bag of white cement, I was able to make more than 3 fairies compared to my first try. Although the paint of the fairies could`ve been better with an acrylic paint or others, putting more than 2 coats of the provided paint did well. The faces of the fairies were almost ruined because of the lack of paint.
All in all, it was a nice little activity I did this summer. This activity gave me a small inspiration of being feminine in a playful, child-like mind. It was a fun moment when I did this creativity exercise.
Reasons: It can be a messy activity so I had to be neat and careful. And unfortunately, I wasn`t able to put the magnets or pins at the back part of the fairies so I couldn`t enjoy sticking them almost anywhere. Despite the negative comments, it was a fun activity.
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