Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Day 191 ~ Make something with sugar.

Not to be confused with Day 188's project (making something with your lunch before you eat it, although Noah does suggest we might want to eat this one, too, but I think I'll pass).

I wanted to build a horse (of course) out of sugar cubes, but couldn't find them in the grocery store (maybe they are no longer made?). So I settled on a 10.5 oz. bag of miniature marshmallows. I thought I was going to be able to stack them into a standing structure. Not happening. Marshmallows don't harden if you leave them out of the bag overnight the way they used to. They stick together if you wet them, and they also turn into a gelatinous mass. Good old white glue saved the day, as well as giving up on the standing structure idea and adhering the marshmallows to a board, much the same way I made the pencil horse on Day 167. She looks like she could be standing because I saturated the shadow to make the background uniform.

I used all 10.5 oz of marshmallows. From the tip of the tail to the pointed right front hoof is 16".


Frances said...

Impressive effort. I'd have given up and eaten them before thinking of white glue...

Rebecca Grace Jones said...