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Pinch Pots

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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.

Time: 10 minutes and overnight drying
Age: Any Age
Level: Medium

Materials
Air drying clay
Acryclic paint

Method
Start with a ball of air drying clay, the bigger the ball the bigger your end pot will be.



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Stick a finger or thumb in the middle but not all the way out the other side.



Air dry, clay, pot, preschool, fathers day



Air dry, clay, pot, preschool, fathers day


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.



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Leave to dry overnight or longer if the pot is quite thick, until completely dry.
Paint with acryclic paints.



Air dry clay, pinch pot, preschool



Air dry clay, pinch pot, preschool



Air dry clay, pot, preschool


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.

Categories
#Air Drying Clay
#Modelling
#Fine Motor Skills
#Fathers Day
#Pot
#Medium
#Any Age
#Clay
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