Tinkering with toddlers: clay

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Although toddlers really something model is not in place, they love to burrow into the clay with their hands. They crush it, knead it and rip it. Enables them to develop their fine motor skills. Sure, you can let the kids play for hours and then clean up the clay again. But it's also nice to save something of the little artist. Here are some simple ideas, fun to give as a gift! Guidance is needed!

Relief painting

Necessities:
  • Clay
  • Clay Roller
  • Possibly paint, brushes and paint

Young toddlers will often when they get their hands in clay, small tufts of the sphere subtract and press the tufts on the table. Of these, we tend to use in the production of the relief painting. At the beginning, with the aid of the roller, with the making of a clay thick pancake. Older toddlers can probably himself, the facilitator will be for the young toddler to make the pancake. Give the child then a ball of clay. Let him or her small tufts of clay on the pancake paste. This creates a beautiful moonscape. If you want to hang the painting later on, make a hole in the clay. When the clay is dry, you can possibly paints and / or coatings.

Gold bracelet


Necessities:
  • Clay
  • Wire
  • Gold-colored paint and a paintbrush

Totally fun for little girls. Roll a piece or fifteen small round balls. Thread the beads on a piece of wire. When the clay is dry, the beads may be dyed with gold paint. The supervisor then ties up loose ends of wire attached to each other.
Variatietip: You can of course vary endlessly through the beads to give a different shape or color.

Tree branches and clay


Necessities:
  • Clay
  • Twigs

Take a nice walk with toddlers and let them collect small twigs. When then crafting make them a thick roll, which forms the trunk of the tree. Place the log upright. The kids then pricks their twigs at the top of the tree.
Variatietip: Instead of a tree we make a cactus. We use half matchsticks or toothpicks as the needles of the cactus. Prick them not only on top of the trunk ?? ?? but also on the sides.

Penholder

Necessities:
  • Clay
  • Thick pen
  • Paintbrush
  • Possibly paint and varnish

A simple but nice gift this pen holder. Knead a nice scoop. Prick with a thick pin holes in the top of the bead. This can later be pens. Make sure the holes are spacious, with drying or baking the clay they shrink and the pins must of course still be fit. Sign with the back of a brush beautiful figurines or decorations in the clay, such as a face. When the clay is dry you can put the pen holder if you still want beautiful paints and lacquers.

Island with shells


Necessities:
  • Clay
  • Shells
  • Blue paper or cardboard
  • Possibly a little flag, stickers of fish

A great idea if you've been on holiday to the sea and some shells have brought. Let the child a piece of your crush clay. Slice that piece of blue paper or cardboard. The child is looking for some beautiful shells and pushes into the clay. Finish off with a flag and some stickers of fish in the sea and you have a wonderful holiday remembrance.
Variatietip: instead of using shells, things like chestnuts autumn, leaves, acorns and pinecones. So you get a nice piece of autumn.

Eggcups


Necessities:
  • Clay
  • Paintbrush
  • Paints and varnishes

The child makes a nice scoop of his clay. With his thumb he makes a hole in the bead, so that there's a big egg in suits. Please note that the hole is deep enough so that the egg can not fall. With the back of a toddler can brush the egg cup decorating a little. When the clay is dry, the egg cups can be painted and varnished. Lacquering is a must if you want to clean the egg cups.
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