I can't believe it's been six weeks since Henrik's Birthday! This year we had a small family party as well as a very low key friend party with some of his closest friends. Because Henrik is so passionate about making clay guys and spends a majority of his time working on them, it was obvious that we had to have a claymation party.
The Birthday invitation was made using a photo I had taken of one of the many funny groupings of clay guys Henrik leaves throughout the house. This year I didn't even end up printing the invitation but emailed it to everyone instead.
We decided to limit the guests to a small manageable group of kids. That way everyone could have a chance to work on their clay figures and we would be able to make a stop motion animation for each of the kids.
I laid out a large sheet of white butcher paper on the table, along with all the clay and tools they would need. Everyone enjoyed rolling, cutting and molding their clay into whatever shape or character they wanted to make.
Henrik, of course, made another set of Wallace and Gromit. I think he's already made seven or eight sets of his favorite inventor and his puppy sidekick.
It was so fun to watch the concentration and focus the boys displayed while working on their clay guys.
Maja even got involved in sculpting as well. She loves to work with "Cay" as well and looks up to her brother wanting to do everything he does.
She may have had to take a break from working to eat some cake, number one of the two cakes I ruined. More on the cake debacle in part two of Henrik's claymation party. Stay tuned...