Clay is something we all loved as kids for various reasons. The vast colors, the ease of sculpting, and the limitless possibilities it gives us. Whichever is the case, diving into some DIY clay projects with your child is certainly going to be time well spent. Invest in some clay of different shades and colors and leave an afternoon free, because this will be fun all around!
First of all, quality time with your child is irreplaceable, and filling it up with some creatively focused play is something you cannot go wrong with. It provides tons of fun and trains their young minds to think outside of the box and create various things with nothing but their imaginations and memory.
When it comes to actual playtime, why not go step by step? Start by dividing the materials up into different colors and categorize them, effectively teaching your child organization and taking small steps to some valuable skills in the future. Once everything is prepared, lay out a simple plan of what you want to make. Perhaps a zoo, or a house? The thing with clay is, the only thing that’s limiting you is your imagination. And children are absolute masters when it comes to imagination.
So, with some time, a little bit of materials and a lot of fun along the way, you are bound to have a great time! Once done, you can even save those little creations, bake them (proper clay is needed) and keep them around your home as little ornaments or, even, toys for your child to remind them of the wonderful times that can be had with very little materials and effort.
Of course, make sure that the clay is non toxic and good quality before buying in case your child tends to put their fingers in their mouth.