It's been a while since we have made anything with clay, so I thought the girls might enjoy an Easter version of the Clay Necklaces we made for Bubble's teachers a few years ago (link here).
The girls really enjoyed the different texture and smell the clay had compared to play dough and it took them a little practice to figure out how to work it into shapes and make it flat.
We will leave these Easter creations to dry for a few days and then paint or decorate them.
* air drying clay
(we buy ours for $4 a block from our local dollar shop)
* Easter cookie cutters
* greaseproof paper
* wooden skewer
* beads for decoration
Other activities made with clay:
Be sure to put down a protective sheet, clay can get messy!
The girls really enjoyed feeling and smelling the clay.
We put down sheets of greaseproof paper to work on so the clay wouldn't stick to the table.
The girls used cookie cutters to make Easter shapes and also made some themselves shaping the clay by hand.
We used wooden skewers to make holes in our Easter shapes so they can be make into necklaces once they are dry.
The girls wanted to add eyes to their animals so we got out the beads and they pushed them into the wet clay.
It will be a few days before they dry, we will be back with an update!