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Colourful clay or play dough is an attraction for children and adults alike. These fun clay modelling ideas will get you started.
Give your child a piece of clay and it will be difficult for you too to resist the temptation of creating your own masterpiece with it while your child experiments with his creation.
This extremely creative and time-tested clay modelling is simple yet extremely stimulating and beneficial for the development of your child. Apart from keeping your child happily busy, here is how those adorable clay models help your child:
You would be surprised to know that some of the greatest scientists of all time loved to play with clay and would even create complex clay models from a very early age. So, if this bit has motivated you enough to explore craft, here are some DIY craft ideas for all age groups and even for curious teens and adults!
Here we will explore clay art for kids across age groups:
1. For the cutest of the lot (0-2 years of age)
This age group will be thrilled to see the colourful dough and creating simple shapes to introduce concepts to them is what will appeal to them the most. Check out these simple artwork that you can help them create:
Get simple shape cutters and see your little toddler enjoying the many shapes that he can create from these, also learning them in the process.
P.S: As you introduce the concept to this age group, make sure they are always assisted lest they end up putting the dough in their mouth!
2. Little explorers (2-5 years of age)
This fun age group can really ‘cook up’ something with the dough. Some interesting clay art ideas for them include:
3. Budding scientists (5-10 years of age)
This age group is an interesting one as you can actually drive concepts through clay modeling. Here are some ideas:
4. Creative Geniuses (10-13 years of age)
Children of this age group should be left to use their imagination and creativity. However, to get them started, you may suggest the following clay modelling ideas to them:
5. Children at heart (Teens, and Adults like us!)
For the ‘young at heart’, you too can indulge in a lot of DIY craft with the regular clay or polymer clay, which is more durable. Here is what you can do:
Now that you have all this and much more to do in your free summer time, buy clay and get going!
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