Polymer clay is great for all ages, and you can do so many things with it beyond making beads and jewelry. Today I sat with my six year old and we made leaves and some other elements for a project dedicated to the subject of trees. We looked out the window at the forrest nearby and I talked to him about the importance of trees. Then we sat down and got to work, first softening up the clay by rolling it in our hands, and then actually combining yellow and blue clay to make the green you see here! The trunk was also made by combining black, gold and beige, and the lettered pieces were made with rubber stamps!
Once the pieces have been baked they are ready to be applied to just about any surface you desire. We'll share the next stage of this project with you when we can, an do keep in mind that polymer clay is also great for making small mosaic tiles or elements that one can use for collage projects!