It WAS a lot of fun and it gave me the idea to do tiny food with model magic. I usually order a couple of boxes of white model magic class packs each year and I save them for when everyone sort of has spring fever and no one is in the mood to draw. This week we started MAP testing so the tiny food was perfect.
The hardest is part is taking the white model magic and making it a different color....like dark brown for hamburger meat. Also, the red gets all over your fingers, so I tell them to save red for last. Basically, students have to break the model magic into small pieces and color each section with markers. We used washable Mr. Sketch markers because they have the best pigment (and I had a big new class pack of the scented ones, which I thought would fit well with a tiny food project)
Students could make any tiny food that they wanted and at the end I gave them a little white paper plate they could decorate to take their food out the door with them on so it could harden in a safe spot. Also, I told them to save their wrapper to use as a placemat and to wrap their extra clay up in at the end. I gave them a little piece of tape to close it up so they could make something with it at home since most of them did not have time to use it all during class.
I also had toothpick so they could make little corn dogs or smores. With sculpey, they can use the toothpics to add details, but model magic isn't as forgiving. This was a one-day challenge, and students took the project home the same day. I also made a little movie with directions since everyone is doing this on different days because of MAP testing...I was afraid I would forget some of the instructions.