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Lesson Plans


Alternative Clays

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Melissa Enderle (enderlml.wi.us)
Fri, 5 Jun 1998 16:25:43 -0500


>Do any of you
>have any other recommendations for air -drying clay products that you have
>used successfully??? Love this list-serve. I've learned so much from all of
>you. Happy summer!!!!!!
>
As you said, there's nothing like the REAL clay in its elasticity,
durability, and accpetance of details. It's also a lot cheaper.

The type of alternative clay depends on what you are doing. For small
things such as jewelry, I like sculpey. For larger things, I've used
Promat Air Drying clay and PaperClay. Both of these dry fairly hard and
can accept details. They are also lightweight. To stretch the clay (they
are more costly) students can work around an armature. I like the
versatility of aluminum foil and have used it successfully in both "real"
and alternative clays.

For the little kids, I've used Sculptamold. You have to mix the powder
with water though. I hate Model Magic and haven't heard many positive
things about the Wet Set clay either.

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