Bring out the children’s inner sculptor with this fine quality Air Dry Ceramic Clay. Children can knead the easy to shape clay with their hands and create the letters in their name, a beautiful modeled sculpture for a loved one or they can use it to create a bug, insect, an animal or maybe something they have been studying at school.
Once the clay is left in the open air or at room temperature for 24 hours it will harden and keep to its shape without shrinking or blending and this will allow the children to paint the sculpture with any colour they choose as the finished products texture is very smooth when dried.
The finished design can be placed on display around the classroom, home or office and the children will have a sense of pride and accomplishment knowing they have personally created the item. Using the pottery wheel (AM1261) the children can create their own bowl, plate, vase or cup then if they wish they can put the clay into a kiln (under adult supervision) and fired at 1100c – 1200c (2012F – 2192F) and it will turn the clay into porcelain which then they can use porcelain painters to put their own unique design onto the finished product.
Once decorated they can varnish the item and it will protect it from scratches and damage, which then they can also give as a present for that special someone. Working with the clay will help develop the children’s hand and eye coordination and fine motor skills.
Keep the remaining clay in an airtight container otherwise it will dry out. If the clay dries out while in use add a touch of water and it will become pliable again. The White clay dries to earths natural white. Size is a 10kg pack which is perfect for classroom use.
Available in Natural White, Grey or Terracotta colours. This Air Dry Ceramic Clay does not contain any gluten, wheat or lactose so it is allergen free. Approximate shelf life is 1.5 years. Available in 1kg or 10kg.
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