• Clay Sculpting Activity for Kids
    Clay
    Clay Sculptures
    Clay SculpturesMaterials Clay Paintbrushes Molding tools Paints Directions Making things out of clay is a challenging and gratifying experience for children. Give your child a lump of ready-mixed clay and let her create any kind of object or s...
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    Clay
    Clay Pot (No Kiln)
    Clay Pot (No Kiln)Materials Clay that can be oven-dried, such as Fimo or Sculpey, or air-dried Spoon (optional) Paintbrush and tempera or acrylic paint (optional) Clear acrylic spray Directions Help your child use one of these methods to make a p...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book
  • Child Playing with Homemade Clay
    Clay
    Homemade Clay Recipes
    Use the following recipes to make clay that can be rolled or shaped into sculptures. Some clays should be dried overnight, while others are best baked in an oven. When hard, sculptures can be decorated and preserved with acrylic paint or finish. ...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
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    Clay
    Clay Hearts
    Clay HeartsMaterials 1 cup flour Paintbrush 1/2 cup salt Tempera or acrylic paints 1/3 cup water Clear acrylic spray Red food coloring (optional) Glue gun (optional) Rolling pin Magnetic strips (optional) Heart-shaped cookie cutter Jewelry pins (...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book
  • Child Playing with Homemade Clay
    Clay
    Homemade Clay Recipes
    Use the following recipes to make clay that can be rolled or shaped into sculptures. Some clays should be dried overnight, while others are best baked in an oven. When hard, sculptures can be decorated and preserved with acrylic paint or finish. ...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Clay
    Make Clay Letters
    Make Clay LettersWhat you need: Clay Paper Pencil What you do: 1. Write a few letters of the alphabet on a piece of paper, at least three inches tall. 2. Roll lumps of clay into long, thin pieces. 3. Help your child form the strips of clay int...
    From the National Center for Learning Disabilities
  • Clay Sculpting Activity for Kids
    Clay
    Clay Sculptures
    Clay SculpturesMaterials Clay Paintbrushes Molding tools Paints Directions Making things out of clay is a challenging and gratifying experience for children. Give your child a lump of ready-mixed clay and let her create any kind of object or s...
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    Toy Finder
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