Time to Clay

Time to Clay

Time to play with clay!

My kids and I have been having lots of fun creating with oven bake clay. We have been making food items such as pizza, hamburger, fries, cake (even sushi), a koala bear, little people, and much more.

 

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Think about the upcoming holidays and create some clay figures for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Get the children to start using their imagination by using clay to make whatever comes to mind. You can make different clay animals, food items(not edible), and beads for jewelry making. Have the kids make clay into beads and string them onto a necklace. Use the oven bake clay to make clay figurines. The clay I recommend is Sculpey III Oven Bake Clay Sampler

You will also need some Clay Sculpting Tools

Clay sculpting tools will add detail and definition to your clay creations.

If you have any clay sculpting questions, ideas, or recommendations please leave a comment below and I will be happy to respond!

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4 Comments

  1. This sounds like fun and a very easy for the kids to do. Your food pictures are making me hungry, but I know they are not real. This was a fun little post about making figurines out of baked clay. Thank you and I believe I will be making clay figurines for christmas.

    1. Thanks for your feedback. These are really fun to make. They also have the eraser clay, which the kids can use for erasers in school. I made a bunch of them for my kids and their friends. They especially like the donut erasers. I will have to post some of the eraser ones I made.

  2. Hi Jennifer, I am a big fan of play dough. I don’t have much experience working with clay. Is the consistency similar to play dough? How long does it take to bake in the oven? What tools would I need to get?
    I am always interested in things that spark the kid’s imagination. Your creations look wonderful!
    Thanks for your post!
    All the best from Anke

    1. The consistency seems about the same as play dough but might be a little more thick it seems. The clay does soften up when you shape it with your hands. Bake at 275 °F (130 °C) for 15 minutes per 1/4 in (6 mm) thickness. The sculpey clay is the one I use and is the one I like the best. I’ve bought others that got too soft and therefore I could not work with it… I use these tools to sculpt the clay. Sculpting tools . You can also buy tools at the craft store, and they are in the same section as the clay. I appreciate your comment and post a link of any oven bake clay creation you create in the comments section or I can post a blog for you. Thanks!

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