Tiny mushrooms with a texture, feel and color like the real varieties are fun to have in a dollhouse kitchen, outdoor setting, or in a Witch's kitchen. The mushrooms shown here are all made from Delight air dry clay, which is the closest modelling material in texture and result to real mushrooms. Although you will use very little clay for this project, the air dry clay can be kept in a closed, zip lock bag with small amounts of water added to the bag once in a while to keep the clay from drying out. Dried clay can be brought back to usefullness by taking small amounts and dipping them in water, then setting them aside to remoisten, repeating this process until you can knead the clay easily.
Delight has some unusual modelling properties which lend it to projects where slight 'wrinkling' is beneficial in the finished objects, including breads and buns, which can be made with a very realistic texture and feel. You can view other projects made with Delight Clay on the Miniatures Site:
- Make Junk and Snack Food in Dollhouse Scales
- Make Miniature Seagulls
- Make Miniature Chick-a-Dees or Titmice
- Make Miniature Mice or Rats
- Make Miniature Peanuts in the Shell
To display your miniature mushrooms you can make a traditional oval mushroom gathering basket by weaving the oval market basket / Easter basket with walls only half as high as shown in the instructions, and weaving the basket from plain colors. If you prefer you can make a flower gathering basket to show off your mushrooms. Mushrooms are traditionally gathered in baskets so any spores will fall to the ground to increase the number of mushrooms in future years.