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Best Ceramics Tools for Kids

Ceramic working process with clay and tools for hand-crafted work. Pattern from above

Some kids really love to play with clay. If you have a child who has a genuine love for clay work, you’ll want to get them the right tools for the job. We’ve rounded up some of the best ceramics tools for older elementary- and middle school-aged children.

Kids can carve, shape, model and smooth clay with this large set of tools. As a bonus, the metal tips are designed to be corrosion-resistant.

This kids ceramics tool set includes a range of plastic, metal and wooden tools that are perfect for more experienced artists but can also be used by beginners.

You’ll get 32 pieces in this kids’ ceramics tool set that are perfect for carving, cutting, shaping, scraping, smoothing and brushing clay. Each tool is a two-in-one piece to save storage space.

This kids’ ceramics tool set is perfect for use with pottery, sculpting and ceramic work. But because of the metal tips, these are recommended only for older children to use under the watch of adults. This set is a great choice for anyone who teaches art to teens.

We like that this kids ceramics tool set features double-ended tools that are all made from plastic so they are safer for younger children to use. These are perfect for carving and fine detail work.

Expert Commentary

Clay modeling is among the most fun and engaging activities for kids of all ages, and you can enhance this experience by offering them these ceramic tools for kids. With these tools, kids can make more complex models with clay and pottery by adding details that cannot be done by hand, such as sculpting, brushing, dotting, cutting, scraping and smoothing, to name a few.

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