Not all my projects are successes. I have my share of failures like everyone else. Here’s the tale of The Failed Cloud Mobile.
I had this idea to make a fun cloud mobile out of shrink plastic. It was going to be white and shiny and hang in that weird hole I have in my living room wall (seen here before I moved my bedroom downstairs).
So far so good.
The problems started when I popped my cute little shapes into the oven (according to the instructions on the packaging mind you, I wasn’t ad libbing or anything like that).
The idea is to take them out when they stop moving around. Hm. Mine looked like those Asian shrimp crisps when they finally lay still. One even curled up completely like a pop corn. But I was still confident that they’d straighten out.
Yeah, right. You’re supposed to quickly take them out of the oven and then press down on them to flatten them out. Um. That top one instantly turned in to four crispy Altocumulus instead of the fluffy Cumulus I had hoped for. I didn’t even bother to press on the rest.
I’m not one to give up though. So I figured I’d try my hands on a larger cloud instead of several small instead.
NOW I give up.