Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Testing Clay

As you might have guessed from my last post, I've been on a product testing bender for the past few weeks. I want to make sure that the products I'm selling meet my high standards of quality art materials, are of good value, and are easy for children to manipulate. I try to get kids involved in the testing as much as possible... they make it so easy to see what works and what doesn't!
When it came time to test the clay that will be in our kits, my 3 yr old daughter, Karuna, was super excited to try it out. She's been working with clay in my art classes for a year and 1/2, but this was the first time she decided to sculpt a recognizable figure. I was caught off guard by the details of the little person she ended up creating. I love witnessing new stages in children's creative development! Karuna was so proud of her sculpture, she wanted to keep working with the clay and decided to make a pinch pot as well.
After the clay pieces dried,  Karuna painted them with tempera and doused them with glitter (and to make sure they last, I sealed them with Mod Podge). I think we've found ourselves an awesome clay product for kids! Keep your eyes out for our Create With Clay! supply kit and project ideas in the Make+Believe shop. Coming soon :)