Shop polymer clay that is perfect for sculpting & modelling projects. Modelling clay is great for exploring imaginations & as an educational tool in schools.
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Shop Modelling Clay and Enjoy the Pleasure of Modelling
Clay modelling is a fun art activity that everyone can enjoy but, from an educational perspective, it's especially effective in helping children develop their creative faculties and important motor skills such as hand-eye coordination. Additionally, people of all ages can use modelling or sculpting clay to develop and expand concentration levels, expressing themselves in a constructive and creative way. The therapeutic benefits of modelling may also act as a welcome antidote to the many stresses and anxieties of our fast-paced, modern lives.
Fun Sculpting Ideas To Get You Started
From kids through to the professional modeller, there are so many types of modelling clays and pastes available, suitable for both oven-baking and air-drying, as well as liquid clay and paste for papier-mâché. Children of all ages will adore playing with the non-toxic selection of clays on the market that has been purpose-designed for little hands. Try your skills at some basic sculpting projects like clay votives, clay plant pots and wall pockets for succulents and small indoor plants, bracelets, pendants and necklaces or even as containers for storing stationery, make-up essentials or kitchen utensils. You can also use sculpting clay for producing items like pinch-pots, clay alphabet magnets, incense holders, drink coasters, candle and tea light holders, coffee mugs and dinner plates in a rainbow of different colours - perfect, personal gift ideas! You can find more FREE Kids Craft Projects and Craft Projects for clay including:
- Clay placemat project
- Clay hand dish project
- Clay planters project
- Clay hair clips project
- Clay heart earrings project
Modelling Clay FAQs
How to dry modelling clay?
There are several types of modelling clay that can be dried differently. This includes:
- Air dry clay: The perfect modelling material for clay artists, kids' projects and classroom use. Air-dry clay simply needs to be left out to dry.
- Oven bake clay: Easy to use and suitable for beginners, oven bake polymer clay can be baked to harden in a home oven.
How to store modelling clay?
Ensure you store your modelling clay properly to avoid it from drying out. It is best to wrap clay in plastic wrap and store it in a container away from direct heat and light.
What is polymer clay?
Polymer clay is a plastic-based material and has great properties including being soft, vibrant and easy to use. Polymer clay is popular for hobbyists and school use.
Shop All The Art and Craft Supplies You Need At Spotlight
Turn your modelling clay inspirations into reality with the necessary clay sculpting tools and accessories. This includes sculpting tool kits suitable for beginners right through to advanced clay modellers, plus shape moulds, rollers, satin glaze, oven baking clay adhesives, wet and dry sandpaper, adhesive mats and cutting blades, and blade holders. Your creative projects will come up with the right finishing touches in the form of spray paints, finishes and varnishes, including all-purpose sealers, directional nozzles and even buffs for stunning metallic finishing. Paints and painting supplies - brushes, sponges and resins - make decorating small and intricate projects simple and satisfying. While, for larger projects that require an acrylic, oil or watercolour finish, art and paint sets give you everything you need in the one transaction.
Find The Right Sculpting And Modelling Clay Supplies At Spotlight
Before you dive into your next project, check out our useful guides and articles such as The Beginner's Guide To Polymer Modelling Clay and Pottery For Beginners. Shop online or, alternatively, head into a Spotlight store to check out the range of modelling supplies, polymer clay and art supplies available and speak with one of our friendly customer service team who'll be happy to answer your questions.