Well, for the last month or so, I have been distracted by doing some genealogical research, instead of working on blog posts. I have a bunch of half-finished posts, but nothing that is all set to go. So, I thought I would do something different for the month of March. I'm going to post multiple times throughout the month, just like I used to do many years ago. The posts will be shorter than usual, and will be about miscellaneous items or subjects. Here we go with the first post of the month!
This Disney modeling dough kit was a present, given to me for my 8th birthday. Most of my childhood presents were a surprise to me, but I remember actually picking this one out. It was purchased at "Gemco," which was similar to a Target or Walmart store.
I'm guessing that they felt the need to slap "Walt Disney World" on every side of the box, since the park was only a year old at the time.
One side of the box lists it's contents. For years, I still had the brightly colored plastic containers that the modeling dough came in, and even the wooden "sculpting stylus." However, those eventually got tossed out.
Fortunately, I saved the actual molds! The front of the box stated that the kit included a mold of Mickey Mouse, and three of the following characters; Donald Duck, Dumbo, Pinocchio, Pluto, Goofy, and Cinderella. My kit included the latter three.
I also saved the plastic work mat, which was included with the set:
The following year, I received another set of character molds.....this Disney "Shaker Maker" set, which I posted previously in my Sears Christmas Catalog & Toy post, from two years ago.
Please check back throughout the month of March, for more miscellany!
**** Post Update! (3-10-22) ****
Meet The World commenter, "Melissa," has reminded me of some items I made years ago, in a high school ceramics class. I have photographed them, and I'm including them here in this post update.
These flat "Mickeys" were made using a cookie cutter, which I had purchased at Disneyland. They were supposed to be Christmas ornaments, but they ended up being too heavy to hang on a tree. I'm not sure why the one on the left was not finished. It looks like I had painted it, but then wiped the paint off. The one on the right has "yellowed," over time. I remember that any ceramic items we were painting, rather than "glazing," the teacher had us finish up with a clear coat of some kind of varnish or shellac. It's that coating that has turned yellow with age.
This three dimensional "Mickey" head was also made in my high school ceramics class. It had been stored away, out of sight, for many years. I came across it a few years ago and decided to put it out on my porch. I knew that the elements would probably take their toll on it, but I felt that was better than just continuing to keep it hidden away. I was right, the sun and dampness have not been kind to it, but I suppose I could always repaint it.