BEESWAX: A soft material in that it is has a specific melting point. This version attracted me because it is in small pellets to later become a larger vat of material.
UNICORN: This was a soft plastic material. Not rigid like a hard plastic, it had give to it and could be squished. Also hilarious that it’s called a unicorn but it has no horn.
RUBBER STAMP: Rubber in general is a very malleable material, but at the same time it retains its shape really well.
STAMP PAD: I was attracted to the ink pad as well as the stamp itself because it is essentially a sponge. I like the aspect of how it can retain a liquid, which could be interesting to explore further.
CORD: Ropes and cords are very flexible. They can be manipulated themselves or used to manipulate other things. This one had a special glow in the dark property.
WOODEN SNAKE: Although wood is not traditionally considered “soft”, it was interesting to see how altering it in this way, gives it articulation and flexibility like a soft material.
PLAY DOH: An ultimate throwback for a soft material. Its squishy quality is the most attractive, but I always remember it drying out. I wonder how this will effect things.
FOAM CREATURE: This form of foam was awesome to touch. It was very squishy and could hold shape briefly if you applied enough force. It was most fun to watch it slowly return to its original shape.
BRUSHES: This attracted me as a soft material because its a collection of one thing (a bristle) to make a larger surface area.
CHOCOLATE MOLDS: Literally soft robots! It is a silky textured plastic I think, kind of like a silicone. It retains shape, but has a floppy quality.