Arts & Crafts

Colorful Clay Models

Colorful Clay Models
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arjun Submitted by: arjun

Children will develop fine motor skills by painting on complex surfaces.

Time
140 minutes
Ages
24 - 60 months
Group size
0 - 8 tots
Rating

Supplies

  • Clay models (Available at craft stores)
  • Craft paint
  • Sponges
  • Cotton balls
  • Paintbrushes
  • Paper plate (Use as paint palette)
  • Cups (1 per color)

Steps

  1. Let each child choose a clay model.
  2. Show the child how to choose a brush, dip it into a color, and apply it to the model.
  3. Stay close to guide children as needed.
  4. Dry and display the models.
Adaptations
Give younger children sponges or cotton balls and a single color to paint with.
Have the children create their own models from air-dry clay. Allow time for clay to air-dry before painting.
Associated Activity
Demonstrate how to mix primary colors to create secondary and tertiary colors.

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