Foam Clay is a self-hardening clay to which small, white foam balls have been added. You can decorate objects made of e.g. wood, papier-mache, MDF, glass, terracotta, or styrofoam.
The clay does not stick to the hands, does not give off, does not contain harmful substances, and is suitable for children from the age of three. Children can use their own imagination when crafting and need little help. Foam Clay is relatively cheap and very suitable for crafting at a children’s party.
What is Foam Clay?
Foam Clay is a self-hardening clay containing small, white foam balls. With this clay, you can decorate objects made of papier-mache, wood, Styrofoam, MDF, terracotta, and glass. The clay is light, does not stick to the hands, is easy to work with, and is also suitable for young children from the age of three.
Crafts with Foam Clay
Clay is therefore very suitable for tinkering at a children’s party. The children can make something themselves from the leftover clay, such as a pendant, beads for a necklace, or small balls that bounce when you throw them on the floor. Foam Clay is available in different colors, e.g. neon, metallic, skin tones, and standard colors.
The quality of real Foam Clay
Real Foam Clay is safe, colorfast, does not stain, and can be processed cleanly. It contains no harmful substances and no gluten. So be careful with cheap Clay! This does not have the same properties as real Foam Clay.
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How do you use Foam Clay?
Before you start crafting, get the supplies ready. Tell the children what they are going to make and how they can do it.
- Wash hands before crafting and dry them well.
- Knead the clay before use, the glue and foam balls should be well mixed. This prevents color differences.
- Decorate the objects with Foam Clay. The different colors of clay can also be mixed together.
- Apply as thin a layer of clay as possible to the object, but the surface should no longer be visible.
- If there is still clay left after crafting, pack it airtight by closing the jars properly and putting them upside down. You do this to prevent the clay from drying out. If the clay has become too dry, you can add a few drops of water and knead it well.
- The drying time of the decorated objects is about three days, with a thicker layer of clay it takes longer. Simply let the decorated items air dry.
- After claying, the objects can be further decorated with beads or sequins. At the place where you want to apply the decoration, make a very small ball and stick the beads or sequins on it.
- Take enough time for the craft work, count at least an hour for this.
What is Silk Clay?
Silk Clay is also a self-hardening, light, and easy-to-knead clay, but it does not contain balls. Children love to play with this soft, easy-to-model clay. FoamClay and Silk Clay are both colorfast and do not transfer. Silk Clay is also suitable for young children from the age of three. You can combine this clay with Foam Clay. The product has been extensively tested and is safe. Claying with Silk Clay stimulates the development of cognitive skills. (absorbing and processing knowledge) In addition, it stimulates the creativity of the child.
How do you use Silk Clay?
You use Silk Clay in the same way as Foam Clay. You can also mix different colors with this clay. After use, store the clay in airtight sealed jars. If the clay has dried out, add a few drops of water. Knead well and the clay is ready for use.
How do you decorate paper mache objects?
Papier-mâché objects that require a larger surface area such as the notepads can warp when completely decorated with Clay. First, let the children decorate the cover with figures of rubber foam (distribute evenly) and then use the Foam Clay in between. The cover will then remain nice and straight.