Clay is one medium that I just love using. I love watching my children literally mold their creativity into the clay. The same thing happens when we play with play dough, but the difference is that with clay we can save their creations. If we’re working with an air dry clay craft, we let it sit out to dry and then we are left with a beautiful masterpiece that we can save forever. Clay craft ideas have zoomed quickly to the top of my crafting list. Check out my comprehensive list of cute clay crafts below and choose your next creation!
Learning to Make Clay Crafts is Easy
WORKING WITH CLAY AND KIDS
WORKING WITH DIFFERENT TYPES OF CLAY IS A FUN EXPERIENCE. TRADITIONAL CLAY WILL FEEL AND ACT DIFFERENTLY THAN MODELING CLAY OR POLYMER CLAY.
I also like making things out of clay. I have made things to give as gifts and other times I have made things for home decor. I especially like to make holiday decorations out of clay.
In addition to turning out beautiful items we can save forever, working with young hands and minds is an opportunity for questions and conversation:
- What colors will you choose for your design? Why?
- What shape are you molding the clay into?
- Will you use the flower pot/tray/bowl for something special?
- Who could you give your clay creation to?
What Can Children Learn While Working With Clay?
CRAYOLA AIR DRY CLAY
CLAY POTS CRAFTS AND OTHER CREATIONS ARE A GREAT WAY TO TEACH A VARIETY OF IMPORTANT SKILLS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD AND BEYOND.
Clay is so much fun to create with. The options are basically endless! I love the way it holds texture when you stamp something into it. I also love to watch how my daughters use their creativity to create something absolutely beautiful.
- Fine Motor
Why Is It Important For Kids To Make Crafts?
Children learn and stimulate the brain with creative tasks. Crafting is an important part of early childhood education. Air dry clay projects, like terra cotta pots, are beautiful reminders of kids’ growth and progress.
Clay Crafts Round-Up
More Clay Crafts Ideas
I guarantee as soon as I show my girls this idea, this will be their next project. This Geometric DIY Air Dry Clay Colored Pencil Stand is the perfect addition to a homework table or craft room!
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Once your child’s creativity is sparked with this fun activity, take it a step further with these engaging resources:
BoxitectsCreating Really Awesome Free Things: 100 Seriously Fun, Super Easy Projects for KidsBook Art: Creative ideas to transform your books into decorations, stationery, display scenes, and moreThe Upcycled T-Shirt: 28 Easy-to-Make Projects That Save the Planet • Clothing, Accessories, Home Decor & GiftsUpcycling Crafts: A Compilation of 197 Popular Upcycling Crafts for Beginners