Crayola Model Magic works well with little kids. It dries into a
foam-like substance. It certainly doesn't work like traditional clay,
and you can't make slip, and it is really light-weight when it dries.
But it is easy, not messy, and dries well.
Art Teacher/ Beginning Teacher Mentor
Whitmore Charter School of the Arts and Technology
3435 Don Pedro Road
Ceres, CA 95307
From: marcia [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, April 18, 2008 8:12 AM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: [teacherartexchange] air dry clay or modeling dough
Does anyone have any luck with any air dry clay or
modeling dough? I need something that's soft to start
for little kids, but when it dries it does not crack.
I've tried Crayola air dry clay (cracks easily) and
Sargent (same thing). Am I just doing something
wrong? I don't care if the material dries to a rock
hard finish, I just don't want it to crack in half!