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Sunday, 12 February 2012

Air Drying Clay is fun whatever your age

It seems air drying clay is a craft idea that never grows old....

In this picture on the left is a pot I made at school when I was about 7 or 8, I think we were studying Aztecs or something, it's around 23 years old now. The pot on the right is one I made with Blake when he was 2. Both are made with air drying clay. Mine was done by rolling the clay into long worm and then spiraling it around into a pot. We made Blake's by pushing the clay around a small plastic pot. He then pushed pasta and lentils into it to decorate it.

This Candle holder was made by Blake at preschool the other day, he is 4 now. They have pressed clay around a tea lights for Chinese new year. We love it because it reminds us of the candle holders we saw on holiday in Iceland. May have to have a go at making a ruff and ready candle holder myself.

We made some beads by rolling balls and piercing them with a skewer.
When they were dry we painted them with some shiny pink paint that we had left over after doing one of our make your own fairy puppet kits. Blake likes to make pretty things for Mummy. I just need to thread them onto some ribbon now.

The Aliens in the bottom picture I started to make when we were playing with the clay and Blake loved them so much he stopped whatever he was making to help me. He dug the googley eye out of the cupboard and just pressed it into the clay. These again are painted with some left over poster paint from a craft kit.

Get yourself some air dry clay and see what you can come up with.

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