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I tried to fold a crane out of gummy candy, which came out far less successful than the candy wrapper folded crane. First I had to take a slice of gummy thin enough to fold, but not too thin that it would be too delicate to fold with; or stick to one another too easily while folding; hence getting ruined. Secondly the folding process could not be done continuously; I had to leave time between some folds to let it dry before proceeding, otherwise the gummy is just too sticky to work with. Third, the completed crane had the tendency to want to unfold and shrink, hence the stubbiness. This also made photo shooting difficult; I had to try to take the picture before the crane unfolded or contracted any further; the parts needed some pinching and stretching before the picture was taken.

I was debating on whether to upload this or not, but hey it is at least kinda recognizable as a crane… well I liked the title :P

Taken with an Olympus FE-340 on January 12, 2009.

This work has been featured in:
Little Things To Make You Smile
The Sculptinators
Alphabet Soup
Macro Untouched

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Comments

  • blamo
    blamoover 5 years ago

    Incredible scale

  • Thanks blamo. I didn’t really care about the scale this time; this wasn’t meant to be one of my miniature origami (and it’s bigger than any of my miniatures anyways. It would have been much easier if I could do it bigger, but to do that I would have needed a custom made sheet of gummy candy :o)

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • blamo
    blamoover 5 years ago

    bubblegum could be good Mui-Ling Teh ……………… lol

  • Maybe – if it’s unchewed; otherwise too sticky to work with.

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • primovista
    primovistaover 5 years ago

    Mui-Ling is at it again! Sometimes I want to turn myself into a miniature and go inside your head and see what magic is in there!

    Love this! *big smile

  • Awww, thanks Paul :)

    Funny you mention going inside my head; I was watching a movie last night about that (into heads of robots that is)

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • Pene Stevens
    Pene Stevensover 5 years ago

    to me, it looks like a little dragon !!

    very well done !!!

  • Pene Stevens
    Pene Stevensover 5 years ago

    PS – don’t forget to enter it in the gummy lolly challenge !!

  • Thanks, and done :)

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • aRae
    aRaeover 5 years ago

    sweet sweet work….

  • Thank you very much for your comment on this and ‘Born from the Hand’ and for adding me to your watchlist :D

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • butchart
    butchartover 5 years ago

    god you are a patient woman….:)

  • Unfortunatly the folded gummy has become blobby again.

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • paulcompton
    paulcomptonover 5 years ago

    Hee hee! Yay! Very sweet (pardon the pun) ; )

  • Thanks Paul, nice to hear from you :)

    Woah your hair look wet… and I thought London was supposed to be rainy.

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • butchart
    butchartover 5 years ago

    ahhh… just eat the damn thing.. you have this image for posterity…:)

  • Butch I sliced the gummy with an exacto knife. Then I touched it many times (I’ve found pieces of dust stuck to it from time to time. I’ve also used tweezers a few times prior to the photo to get it in shape. Finally this thing has been sitting in open air for 3 days now; you think I’d eat it :P ?

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • butchart
    butchartover 5 years ago

    never knew you were such a picky eater

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