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Fine Motor Skills
Air Dry Clay
Pinch pots are a great introduction into modelling. Using air drying clay, even small hands can create a bowl and it's great for strengthening fine motor hand muscles.
: 10 minutes and overnight drying
: Any Age
Air drying clay
Start with a ball of air drying clay, the bigger the ball the bigger your end pot will be.
Stick a finger or thumb in the middle but not all the way out the other side.
Gently squeeze around, pinching from the central hole. The pot will get wider and deeper.
When your're happy with the size and shape of the pot, place it on a firm surface and push down the bottom so that it will be steady on a table later when dry.
Leave to dry overnight or longer if the pot is quite thick, until completely dry.
Paint with acryclic paints.
My kids are young so made simple pinch pots. Older kids can get more experimental. Look out ordinary household items that can be pressed into the clay before it drys to leave an impression.
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