Saturday, March 1, 2014

Starburst Pixel Art!

Hello!! What a week it's been over on my end. If you've read my earlier post about my quest to learn more about handling finances responsibly, you'll be glad to know that I have already taken the first few crucial steps! Although it was hard to think about at first, the more I gave it thought, the more I realized that going back to work (and therefore leaving Josiah in someone else's care) was the right thing to do. Earlier this week, I started working again. I've still got mixed feelings about it all but I think once the newness of it all wears off, everything will be fine. I've also opened up a savings account. Let's just say that the last time I had one of those I was still a minor and had it only because I was too young for a checking account at the bank I was with. Yeah… I didn't do very well with it then because I had no idea what it really meant. This time WILL be different!

Anywho, I've also came to terms with the fact that I probably wont be churning out awesome ideas and activities 3 times a week like all of the "bigger" blogs I drool over. BUT I do have something fun to share today!

This is actually something I did LONG before I had Josiah. I was a part of a message board type website that shared crafts and I shared this there. Then, not very long ago, someone shared a link with me that featured my project and picture. I wanted to give it an official "home" on here and also share with you how easy, fun, AND tasty this project can be!

A few years ago for an art class of mine, our final project was to make edible art. Someone had given me a bag of all pink Starbursts knowing they were my favorites, and that's what inspired me. I went to the store and bought quite a few bags of Starburst, found a template for my image and redrew it on graph paper to get my "pixels" just right and then began building.

What you'll need:

Seriously, that's it. Ok, a tray to build on might work also, but the floor or a tabletop will also work just as well. For my project I also used a hot glue gun but I don't recommend that if you plan on eating the candies later. Trust me, I learned the hard way that the glue goes through the paper.

Like I said, this is an old project so the picture is old and it was taken with an older camera and on a really crappy background before I cared about that sort of thing. So, I apologize for the quality, but it's cool huh?? The possibilities are virtually endless with this one. You are only limited to the colors available I suppose, although I even used a sharpie for his eyes (again, I don't recommend doing that if you plan on eating it). 

The leftover candy became a tasty game of Tetris!

It was a hit with the class and I got an A on my final! 

Browsing Pinterest, the only similar project I found was done with Skittles and it was pretty neat also. I can't link to it though because I haven't been able to find the original source yet. But, if you fancied trying something like this out on a smaller scale, Skittles are the way to go! 

ALWAYS make sure to supervise young children with small pieces/candy that may become a choking hazard! 

Well, that's all I've got for you today, hope you have fun giving this one a try. Be sure to come back and share with me how your project went for you!

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