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30th January 2007, 08:22 PM
In the shed the other day, and #2 son comes in every now and again with a cheeky smile on his face and a hand behind his back. 'What are you up to?" I said. He lifts up his hand to reveal a little blue-tac sculpture.

Don't you just love 'em!

DJs Timber
30th January 2007, 08:30 PM
Cool, love em

30th January 2007, 08:52 PM
talented little tyke.

That's a ripper mop of red hair he's got there. There's rascal written all over that one!

30th January 2007, 09:51 PM
They definitely have personality.

31st January 2007, 09:11 AM
Hey Zen, What a talented son you have! :) :2tsup: Any chance he can make the lil creatures in clay?


31st January 2007, 09:40 AM
squashedfrog1: you should see his older brother's mop: almost shoulder length!
Ruffly: that's a good idea. Have to get him some clay to work on.

31st January 2007, 11:01 AM
I can just see the menagerie sitting on top of your computer monitor :D

31st January 2007, 01:17 PM
computer monitor? Market them like Beanie kids or whatever those things were and he's got it made!

Collect the set!!!

Then there'll be a movie, the dvd, the baseball cap, the soft toys and the kids lunch boxes..........

31st January 2007, 04:54 PM
talented little tyke . . . There's rascal written all over that one!
Actually not so little: he's 11 years old and taller than me!

He is indeed a rascal, though:)

"Movie, dvd . . ."? you're a born entrepreneur, SF.

1st February 2007, 09:41 AM
I'd like to order a set of Tyke's Menagerie please :wink: :)

1st February 2007, 06:40 PM
I wonder if he could remake Gumby :stirthepot:

1st February 2007, 08:28 PM
I'd like to order a set of Tyke's Menagerie please :wink: :)
Well, we're off to get some clay tonight. Do you want to make an offer? :)

2nd February 2007, 10:08 AM
Sure, a swap or $? :)


2nd February 2007, 10:42 AM
Figure out a way of attaching them to say the top of a pen...(drilled hole will shrink after clay dries)

or attaching to a cheap plastic kids ring to make finger puppets

or a flat bottom to hang over a shelf or curve ridged bottom to sit on a cup or bowl.

Give them super cool names and a tag describing their personality.

Sell em at the next school fete.

2nd February 2007, 11:04 AM
Stick with blu-tac and get him doing animations - those guy's he's made are super-cute and would be great in short films!:2tsup:

22nd February 2007, 02:16 AM
Get some poly clay for him then you can cook them in the oven and waza there solid.stick the eyes on later though .

23rd February 2007, 10:17 AM
My office is now the home to Tyke's Menagerie. The little cuties are happily settling in. They create a lovely little haze of white noise what with their chattering and gossiping which stops whenever someone comes into the office. :- :D

They still haven't deigned to tell me their names yet, but maybe when they get used to me they will:)

So, here they are, Tyke's Menagerie


23rd February 2007, 10:22 AM


That's a heffalump - right? :p

I reckon these "Tykes" will start appearing in offices everywhere.

25th February 2007, 09:23 PM
So, here they are, Tyke's Menagerie
They look good in their new home, and good to see they survived the journey. I think they were quite comfortable in their bed of wood-shavings.

:repplus:<--- this is the sculptor's seal of approval.

25th February 2007, 10:45 PM
Indeed they were. The shavings are now in Skew's box below. Skew's box is now home to the Menagerie.

How cool is that!!:)