Monday, May 3, 2010

Making Miniature Food with Paper Clay

Ever since I discovered Japanese paper clay molds, I've been dying to test them out. I've worked with paper clay before and really liked it. It's got a great texture, it's light, you can stamp it, paint it, and it air dries. So, I was excited to test out the paper clay on the miniature food molds. Below I share how to make miniature food with the clay molds.


I purchased this Mouse-Chan Fuwa Fuwa paper clay set for $16.80 at JBOX to make the miniature food. It came with clay along with a mold to make all the food you see in the picture above.

Don't want to purchase a kit or buy online, I've got your back.

Supplies you will need:
Paper clay - It can be purchased at the craft store. I know Crayola sells it under the name Model Magic. You can mix different colored clay to get the desired color you want. Example red + white = pink.

*Molds - Can be purchased at the craft store in the clay section. Also, check the baking section for candy molds. They're often tiny and come in all kinds of shapes. The draw back to this is they're not as flexible making it a little more challenging to get the clay out.

Rub a little vegetable oil with a cloth onto your mold. Add Paper clay. Close up mold.

Open mold. Carefully pop out clay by gently pressing the mold. A toothpick is helpful to get the clay out as well.

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Assemble all your pieces. I recommend gluing everything together because the clay is so fragile. Let dry overnight. Done.

The diameter of this macaroon is a little larger than a quarter.

This project is cross-posted over at Must Have Cute (other site I write for).

20 comments:

babalisme said...

SWEET!

I just knew that there's a mold for making miniatures! Japaneses are sure making up cute things!

Graciousviv said...

Are the molds flexible. I'm thinking I would like to try them using sugarpaste and then I could really eat them!!

Missie said...

OOh how fun! It takes me back to my childhood and playing with Play Doh.

Carla said...

lol, my kids are literally drooling at the screen, lol~! Sweet!

Kristin said...

I can't tell you how many people at my house (including me) would try to eat those! They are very cute and turned out amazing!

clara said...

The colours are so pretty and tantalising. Very clever formulation!
Love your Lego guy :)

SisterDG said...

How cute are those?! I love paper clay, and what a perfect medium for these little treats!

Ayie said...

i want this! this ios a must have for my craft collection!

ILikePaperCutting said...

those molds are too cute.

guurrrl said...

I work with polymer clay but have yet to work with paper clay or molds!!! I really love the macaroon!

kawaii crafter said...

Guurrl,

I checked out your food jewelry. They look so real. Kawaii!

John and Leslie said...

So cute! I think I would keep trying to eat them though!

-Leslie @bigcraftyblog.blogspot.com

Tizzalicious said...

I ordered some clay last week, I can't wait until it arrives so I can start making pretties!

luk p lu k said...

i made some of this but i don't now were to get itU_U

Liz said...

Very cute. My daughter would love those molds for her playdough.

*~kAy~* said...

i love miniature everything!
These are so well made!

mr. pineapple man said...

how fun! is paper clay like polymer? or is it very different... great site u have here!

artzyfartzy said...

adorable! i never even knew 'paper clay' existed... i need to check this out at the craft store.

designbyhart said...

I ordered a kit for my daughter and she loved it. Thanks for the inspiration.

designbyhart said...

UPDATE: We had so much fun with this project I blogged about it and linked back to your site. Thanks!

http://www.designbyhart.blogspot.com/

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