A cute little pink rabbit made from modeling clay appeared in our house last week, and of course I just had to share it with you! Sculpting with modeling clay is a great little activity or craft, (depending on the child's age) that is quite different from most of the other projects I share with you, and certainly a worthwhile activity— tactile/fine motor skills development for the little ones, and three dimensional/sculptural learning for the bigger ones!
My ten year old daughter happens to be quite talented when it come to making little things from polymer clay and modeling clay, and I always love seeing her creations. And thanks to this blog, we have photographs to enjoy in the future!
You'll Need: modeling clay in an assortment of colors, and a plastic plate. That's it, of course except for some imagination or possibly a book with some step by step instructions, which is how my daughter created this bunny.
There are many books out there in both Hebrew and English with lots of modeling clay projects, and I do think that they're a worthwhile investment to add to your crafting library. These are the kinds of projects that kids can do on their own with their friends, and while I don't love crafts that involve copying an example, learning to follow directions and make a small sculpture consisting of parts is a valuable activity that certainly builds skills!
Of course, this kind of modeling clay craft will not appeal to everyone, just the detail oriented types, so you'll have to assess whether it's for your kids, or maybe even you?
And while you have the modeling clay at hand, check out some of our previous projects using modeling clay: modeling clay pictures and more artful modeling clay pictures, and modeling clay room signs! Oh and the cutest little modeling clay doll house my daughter made two years ago. Enjoy!