>I had similar problems with the Wet Set product. I ordered a sample of it
>and had my niece play with it. I didn't like the texture of it even when
>the small pieces got hard.
>I think a better alternative is Sculpy. (For young children, sculpy is a
>little softer and more pliable than FIMO.) It is baked in a regular
>kitchen oven for 15 minutes at 275 and you can do all sorts of stuff with
>it. It is a little expensive but you can make it go a lot further by using
>an aluminum foil or wire armature inside. Make a figure of waded up foil
>and then roll or pinch the sculpy out flat and wrap the figure with it. I
>also do a lot of dolls/puppets/fetishes where we just make the head and
>hands out of Sculpy and then we do a body of sticks, stuffed fabric or
>whatever. The kids are able to get a lot of fine detail into the sculpy.
>It can be painted with various techniques to look like a wide variety of
>materials such as stone, brick, ivory etc.
>I usually save sculpy projects for the end of the session when its too late
>to do another firing. I take the projects home on cafeteria trays or
>baking pans and bake them myself. I can make them stick to the pans so
>there's no rolling around. We also have a toaster oven in the classroom
>which is fine for doing really small sculptures or beads.