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How to use a Kid's Pottery Wheel

Updated on September 19, 2012
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A Kid's pottery wheel is a unique gift for your child. It certainly beats watching the TV or sitting in front of a computer screen when it comes to participating in some arts and craft.

Most children love some form of arts and crafts for all sorts of different reasons. The great thing about art, especially for children is that there are no great expectations or pressure to perform well. Art is pretty much subjective, which allows your child to relax and enjoy this craft whilst stimulating his/her creativity.

Most kids pottery wheels are toys, that is they are not what you would expect to find in a pottery studio. Having said that, most of them perform reasonably well and your child should be able to get a very good idea of what its like to use a pottery wheel and to create a work of art.

When purchasing a kid's pottery wheel, just ensure that there is AC main adapter, you can buy batteries too, but they probably won't last long. A pedal, potter's wheel, pottery clay and some utensils should be provided.

Your child may need some help with this for the first few times, but after a bit of practice....

  • Roll the clay into a ball
  • Centre in the middle of the wheel and press down firmly
  • Wet your child's hands and place around the clay
  • Press the pedal and start spinning the wheel, it should spin smoothly without wobbling. If it wobbles the clay probably isn't centered so will need to be removed and replaced again in the centre
  • Gently but firmly press both thumbs into the clay forming a dent. Keep hands wrapped around the outside of the clay
  • Continue to press thumbs down until an opening appears, gently pull up the sides. Try not to push the thumbs down too much or you will end up with a hole.
  • Pull the sides as far up as you want, just remember they will collapse if too thin.
  • Remove with wire cutter and gently remove
  • Place to one side an leave to dry overnight (that's for air dry clay)

The best thing about kids' pottery wheels is:

  • that pottery wheels for kids are portable, easy to set up and put away.
  • You don't need an oven to bake air dry clay it does what it says - air dries.
  • Once you've made your purchase it's a cheap, fun hobby to participate in
  • It can provide hours of entertainment for all ages
  • Your don't have to leave the house - great for cold, rainy days


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