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Kids Pottery Wheel - Clay for Play

Updated on September 19, 2012

Kids Pottery Wheel - Air Dry Clay

Air Dry clay is a fine grain clay that is great for kids to use. It’s fine grain which makes it easy to manipulate and form all sorts of different shapes and sizes. It does exactly what one would think and that is that when exposed to the air it dries. This process usually takes about 24 hours depending on the thickness of the clay.

The beauty about this clay is that no baking or kiln is required making it perfect to use in the home for all family members. It works perfectly well when using Kids Pottery Wheel and is usually the clay that is included when buying this toy.

Once dry you can keep adding layers depending on the finish you want. The clay is used solely for decorative purposed and will not withstand water or any other liquids. However, this should not put you off decorating with paints, glaze, tiles, beads and other ideas that spring to mind.

Most children love to get their hands messy. As with any pliable material there is an urge to squeeze, roll and shape into different moulds. This can be a very relaxing and enjoyable experience for Adults and Children alike. Once your child is familiar with the versatility and texture of clay you can introduce your child to a Pottery Wheel.

Confidence usually plays a big role in mastering any skill and it’s always worth putting in the ground work at the start to reap the benefits later. Throwing some clay on the wheel is a really enjoyable activity for most children and will produce much laughter along the way. If your child does not appear keen, it may be worth trying again in a few weeks or months.


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      Waseem 3 years ago

      Thank you so very much Margaret for your very kind words, I really apiracpete it. Lots of times when I write an article or tutorial I never hear any feedback until I meet the person in person. I'm happy to hear that you like the book. I'll give your suggestion some thought.

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      Jamison 3 years ago

      Just finished your book and I loved it. I was thkining with your vast experience you should write an article or webinar on how an artist can get his/her work branded. I'm off to create with all the inspiration I got from reading your book. My sketchbook was right next to me. Thank you for being you.

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      Sam Graham 5 years ago from Australia

      My kis love it, me too. Thanks.

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      crissytsu 5 years ago from Texas

      I bought one of these as a birthday gift for my best friend's kid (mainly because I, myself, wanted to play with it...turns out she and all her friends, and even her brother all loved showing off their pottery skills. Voted up!