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Fun Clay Art to Keep Kids Occupied

happy kids doing arts and crafts in daycare centre

Whether you’re leading an art class or just trying to give your children creative ways to spend their free time, clay art is a fun activity that many children love. If you’re thinking about stocking your classroom or home arts-and-crafts corner with these fun clay art kits, here are our favorite ones to consider.

We like that this kids’ clay art set is safe for children as young as four years old. You’ll also appreciate that this clay hardens by air drying and sets within 24 hours.

You’ll love that this kids’ clay art set features vibrant colors and even comes with a guide to encourage creativity as well as provide tips for working with clay. This clay air-dries to set.

We like that this art set comes with all the tools you’ll need to create clay works of art. It’s also ideal for building fine motor skills as well as exposing kids to the arts.

This fun kids’ clay art set is also ideal for gifting because it comes with a storage tote. It also air-dries and sets in 24 hours.

Each pack in this set comes with 0.45 ounces of clay. You’ll get 24 vibrant colors in each set. We like that this is another clay option that air-dries within 24 hours, letting the kids handle their completed creations the next day.

Expert Commentary

Clay art sets are a good way to encourage creative expression in children. A child’s mind is a wonderful thing, and what better way to support its growth than by allowing kids to form any and every possible shape with clay? Whether it’s for an art class or just for home use, these sets are a staple for nurturing children’s imagination.

Our Expert Consultant

Melissa Spurling

Melissa holds a doctorate in pharmacy and is a home educator, co-teaching a high school chemistry class and a primary school class. Having taught two of her own children to read, write and traverse Singapore Math, Melissa has spent hundreds, if not thousands of hours researching and testing curriculum.


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