Toys play an important role in the development of the child. They help to gain social experience, develop motor skills, logical thinking and imagination. Especially interesting in this regard is the food for dolls, which can be used in completely different ways. For example, for a puppet tea or learning to count. Also an important advantage of food for dolls is that you can do it with your child with your own hands.
Food for dolls: how to make their own hands?
Such toys may look different. You can stylize them for real food, giving the form of vegetables or dishes. A more complex option - a detailed study. If desired, you can create food for dolls, which will differ from the present only in size.
For the manufacture of various products go dishes you can use different scrap materials. This may be ordinary clay, polymer clay and even plain paper.
Of course, plastic toys will be more durable. But they have their drawbacks. One of them is that you need to have artistic skills. Work with polymer clay resembles a sculptor's sculpture. Moreover, not all children can sculpt from it. It is better to do this interesting thing with older guys.
The easiest and safest option is making papier-mâché food. All you need is paper, water, and PVA glue. In this technique, it is better to make medium-sized objects. For example, you can make apples. Also, papier-mâché allows you to take copies of any items. This will help create plates for food. You just need to find a suitable small item, which should then be plastered with shredded and mixed with water and glue paper.
If you still chose modeling, then you should prepare additional tools in advance. In order not to stain the table, you need to purchase a board. For polymer clay is more suitable rectangular piece of glass. It is easy to wipe during class. Also for working with plastic is best to buy latex gloves. The reason is simple - polymer clay gets dirty quickly. If you want to create realistic food for dolls, then it is better to work in gloves. For the study of parts from any material will be useful stacks. They can be replaced with ordinary toothpicks. Also useful stationery knife. With it, you can cut the details.
Plasticine food: simple options
This type of craft does not require special skills. In addition, you can sculpt food from plasticine for dolls with a child of one and a half years. The material is absolutely safe. The easiest way is to start modeling with stylized fruits and vegetables.
- Carrot - take orange plasticine. Mix it with a little red. Then form a cylinder. After that, start pulling the workpiece so that it narrows on one side. To do this, you can hold the future carrot between the index finger and thumb, creating the desired shape. On the other hand, the base of the vegetable should be rounded. In the center we make a small notch with a toothpick or a stack for the green tail. We sharpen the opposite part of the carrot. Then you need to make carrot tops. To do this, take the green clay and stack. The material is divided into several parts. Pull each one out. You should get thin blanks. Then with the help of the stack we form leaves. To do this, make cuts at an angle of 45 degrees. Repeat this step with all the blanks for the tops. Take a little black clay and roll out of it thin small strips. Stick them in random order on the carrot. At the end attach to the base of the vegetable tops. Carrot from plasticine is ready!
- Very easy to sculpt bread. For the manufacture of bread, take the clay of 2 tones - light brown and dark brown. From the lighter form a small loaf. It can be made round or elongated. Darker clay roll into a cake. Then cover them with the formed blank. Carefully hide the resulting seam. To do this, walk on it with your fingers. Finally, make several oblique cuts using the stack.
- Pizza for dolls made of clay is also very simple. Take a piece of sandy plasticine and roll it into a cake. Also form small pink and red circles. The first will be sausage, and the second - tomatoes. From white plasticine, make small "seeds" less than 1 mm. To size. They should be put on pink circles. Making olives. To do this, form the "grains" of dark blue color. We spread on the circle of golden color, first pink circles, then red. We put olives on top. In order to create the appearance of cheese, thin yellow stripes should be formed. They should be put on top of the pizza in random order.
Making puppet products from polymer clay
You can create real masterpieces out of polymer clay, which will be no different from real food. The only thing to remember is the safety rules. Clay becomes hard after baking. On average, a small miniature is cooked in the oven for about 15 minutes. At this time, it is better to open the window, since the heat treatment produces a colorless gas. Also, after baking, the oven should be thoroughly washed with detergent.
From polymer clay, you can create a lot of textures. So there are several ways to make bread. The easiest is using salt. It helps to reproduce the structure of the crumb. You will need polymer sand sand color. To create a sandwich form several pieces. Then sprinkle each with fine salt. At the same time it needs to be pressed into the dough with the help of a rolling pin. Sprinkle each circle 2-3 times, roll out, and then do the same on the other side.
The resulting blanks are cut so that they resemble the shape of a sandwich. Then bake them in the oven for about 5 minutes. During this time they should harden. Pull out of the oven and rinse under warm water until the salt dissolves. Then we put the pieces on each other and glue along the edges with a special clay adhesive. We send baked for another 5 minutes. Form a crust. For this we use clay of several colors. Glue it on the 1st side, and then bake again for 5 minutes. Ready sandwich cover matte varnish. By the same principle, you can make pancakes. Separate blanks are simply baked and coated with a matt varnish.
You can also create real winter blanks for dolls from polymer clay! To do this, fashion vegetables - cucumbers and tomatoes. For the first we use green clay, and for the second - red. You just need to set the shape of small pieces of material. You can also work out the details - create a stack of tubercles on cucumbers and a groove on the tomatoes. To create green finely chopped green clay. We put vegetables in small bottles, and then we sprinkle them with "greens". Then put the vegetables again. At the end, pour into a bottle a special gel for clay or epoxy resin. Cork the lid, which can be glued to glue.
Variety of options
DIY food for dolls can be made of plasticine or polymer clay. In the 1st case, it is enough to simply give pieces of material the shape of vegetables or dishes. When working with polymer clay, you can use additional tools like varnish and gel. They help to work out the structure and give the food a realistic look.