Modeling Clay with 3 Basic Shapes by Bernadette Cuxart shares step-by-step directions and photographs for kids to create cute clay animals. (Or cute eraser creatures as we did.)
Using three basic shapes — a ball, a worm, and a teardrop — this step by step book will show you how to make tons of (40) cute creatures. Creatures such as a panda, owl, rhino, kitten, puppy, turtle, fish, dinosaur, and seal.
The book was written to be used with modeling clay but ours had dried out so we used Creatibles which is similar to modeling but is clay for making erasers. My 11-year-old daughter, JJ, has made these erasers before and they’ve turned out quite well so we knew it was a good choice for this book.
Incidentally, Creatibles is one of our go-to gifts for friends. Also, it’s a fun activity to do when a friend comes to play.
Back to the book . . . The directions are well-written and easy to follow. The animal projects are adorable, as you can tell.
Once you’re done with the creature, bake it in your toaster oven for about 30 minutes. The size will stay the same but the creature will become more shiny.
JJ loves bringing her special erasers to school as well as gifting them to friends. (She gets requests!)
We hope you like this book as much as us. Happy crafting!
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