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SCULPEY ERASER CLAY SNAKES AND FLOWERS
A preschool lesson.

Sculpey Polymer Clay Company has a new clay. One when baked, turns into a pencil eraser.

I used this in a class of 3 and 4 year olds.

Pictured are flowers, snakes and a animal shaped car.
(OK, use your imagination.)

Supplies For class of 12:

  • Two kits of Sculpey eraser clay. (6 packages in each.)
    There were a few left over.
  • A piece of Wax Paper for a clean work surface for each child.
  • One pointed object for details and to carve initials into base for identification.
    A tooth pick or metal pointed clay tool.
  • Pyrex loaf pan. To bake them in.
    Remember if you use a baking dish for clay baking not to use it for food.
  • Parchment paper.
    (optional to cover the bottom of the dish.)
  • Directions:

    HAVE CHILDREN WASH HANDS BEFORE AND AFTER THEY WORK WITH POLYMER CLAY!
    Before to keep clay clean, after to remove oils from the clay from their hands.

    I gave only a half of a piece of clay to each child to play with and to condition.

    We talked about what we were going to make and used the pictures on the kit for ideas.

    Each child was given a piece of wax paper to work on.

    They decided what they wanted to make.

    I gave them small pieces to work on for accent colors.

    They made their shape and used fingers to impress lines for decorations. (Their idea.)

    When finished I carved their initials into the bottom for identifying them after baking.

    I also pushed a pencil into the bottom to make the hole to use later for those that made pencil topping erasers.

    I twisted the smakes around a pencil for those that made an snake eraser to go around a pencil.

    Baked in oven per box instructions.


    This clay tended to crack or crumble if the child had not warmed the clay enough.

    With it being winter a few of them really did not have warm hands.

    Some children just did not keep the clay in a ball or snake shape to warm up.

    I had to reshape the snakes a few minutes with a few of them before baking.

    This is a real easy craft but could be a more complicated lesson with older children.

    I think even teens would love to shape their own erasers.

  • Want more? Check out Sculpey.com's Amazing Eraser Clay Creatures for Middle School or higher

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