If you’re going through the cupboards to find a jar of pasta sauce and stumble across a big block of clay, turn it into a unique date idea by sculpting something. Buy a load of modeling clay and see what you can make – from animals to abstract designs. It’s fun and free!
Just focus on having fun with it rather than being critical about your creation. If you have an iPhone then try a quick picture before adding a little more here or there. You could even take it one step further and paint your masterpiece after – this is great for the summer as you can leave them out in the sun to dry, but if they’re going indoors just let them sit overnight so that they’re completely dry the next day.
When you’ve finished, move onto a glass of wine and admire your work – if it doesn’t hold its form anymore then smash it up and start again! You could even do this as a DIY wedding favor (if you’re not doing favors) by creating little sculptures with the theme of the wedding in mind, such as champagne flutes for an afternoon reception or bride and groom figurines for a formal evening party. Buy some cheap wine glasses from Ikea or somewhere like that to give as favors.
You don’t need any supplies other than your modeling clay, but if you want to get creative with paint and brushes after you’ve finished sculpting then those too. It’s worth trying out a few techniques on the clay to see what works. Can you turn it into an animal by using certain tools? How about making little designs or even signature symbols (if you’re creative enough).
If you want to get really adventurous, why not try casting your creations in plaster – this will make your creation more sturdy and enable you to paint them however you like with acrylic paints. Once again, leave them somewhere for 24 hours once they go in the oven.
Finally, if this seems like too much creativity for one day then simply sit back and admire your creation; especially if you made something funny together! If it’s nice weather take it outside – maybe eat ice cream while watching the sunset?
Date idea rating: 4/5
This activity is great – if you can find/buy some modelling clay it’s free, easy to do and fun. It’s also really unique and could even be turned into a DIY wedding favor or gift for someone! It’d take one hour tops so there isn’t much time commitment either. This date idea would work well if you want something simple without too many commitments, but still involves spending time together creatively and talking to each other – the important stuff.
Let me know in the comments below how your date goes! Or don’t because I won’t know 🙂 — Rose xxx Date idea rating: 4/5 Photographs: Pexels Follow my blog with Bloglovin Tags: Activity / Outdoors / Sculpture / Date ideas
Background information [to use as knowledge, not to be copied verbatim]: This is a bit of a short activity, but it’s great for something to do at the park or as an evening activity at home with some wine. Let out your inner artist and make some hilarious creations.
Article background information [to use as knowledge, not to be copied verbatim]: This is a bit of a short activity, but it’s great for something to do at the park or as an evening activity at home with some wine. Let out your inner artist and make some hilarious creations.
Date Idea: If you’re going through the cupboards to find jar of pasta sauce only to find you’re all out, don’t panic – do a quick grocery shop and keep this recipe handy for the next time. It’s so easy and delicious that you’ll never buy jar sauce again! Also, if you want to switch up your normal pasta routine then why not give spaghetti a try?
You will need:
– Jar of tomato passata (or diced tomatoes) – it doesn’t matter what size or brand as long as it has few ingredients or none at all. In my experience the cheapest brands are almost always the best because there are no fillers.
– A carrot (optional)
– A red onion (optional)
– Garlic cloves (also optional but recommended!)
In a pan add a small amount of oil and your choice of diced vegetables (onion and garlic). Let them cook for a few minutes.
Add passata or tomatoes to the pan, stir it around and turn the heat down. Leave the lid off so the liquid evaporates. Turn it off when there’s only a few tablespoons left in the pan then add salt, pepper and any other spices you want to add. Sprinkle with feta cheese!
Date idea rating: 5/5
— Rose xxx This date idea is great for someone following a vegan diet because there are simple swaps that can be made to make this recipe fit into their needs/food preferences perfectly – no need to cut out Tom from your life just because he’s a vegetarian/vegan!
This is a really simple meal to make and it’s tasty even if you’re not following an entirely vegan diet; we’ve all finished the jar of passata before and this recipe brings it back into our lives in a delicious way. The portion size for this pasta dish is perfect – neither too big nor too small (you can always save the rest for lunch tomorrow!). Plus, you get your veggies in which everyone knows is important; but let’s face it, who doesn’t want to try some spaghetti every now and again?