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This lightweight, air hardening material can be molded and shaped while it's still moist, and after it's dried hard, it can be painted with tempera, watercolor, acrylic, enamel, markers, etc. Use it to create jewelry, dolls, ornaments, miniatures, sculptures, wall hangings, and more.
Creative Paperclay is ideal for schools because it air hardens and doesn't need to be fired in a kiln. This non-toxic clay contains all natural ingredients and can be used by people from all skill levels.
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Not for thick pieces of sculpture
Comments about Creative Paperclay:
Found that it works easily but you have to really work at blending in any additional amount or along seams because splits when drying. Right now have it in a silicone mold put in quite thickly (3/4" and thicker in pressure pints) and after 2 weeks can still feel moisture inside the mold. After so much time, I am trying to be really patient lest pieces next to mold on very inner surface are not sufficiently dry and would break off when mold is removed. Sooooo...do not yet know how it will hold up to the pressure of removing the mold. I assume because I see cracks at joint on the inside that the outside will show fractures along the same lines but am going to let it completely dry. Shrinks away from bottom of mold so I do not know how details will come out!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By Cyn's Critters
from Ada, MI
Incredible product, very workable and easily painted once dry.
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Girl and Sun
By Cyn the Artist
Wonderful for whimsical character/animal sculptures.
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Clark (our youngest Australian Shepherd)
By Cyn Paperclay Princess
from Grand Rapids, MI
Great product and even BETTER service and delivery from Blick!
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Clark (our Australian Shepherd)
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Nice Air Dry Clay (Especially for Children)
By Cheryl teaches hearing-impaired kids
from Salt Lake City, Utah
My second-grade students loved working with this clay. It worked way better than other things I've used over the years. It was easy for the kids to join pieces onto their project and the joined pieces would stay well. (Okay, a few fell off after they dried for 3 days, but I think that was a function of the students' abilities more than the clay's characteristics.) The students wished their projects could have dried in less time. When some of the pieces had not joined well we used hot glue to fix the problem. It seemingly worked well. Each child got one package. Their finished products were a nice size.
By Cheryl Jean
My second-grade students really did well with this item. It is easy to work with and gave the kids a nice, long time to work with the paper clay. It stayed together well, and allowed the kids to work with it in pieces and it joined easily and held together well. The kids made animals with one package each. The finished products were a nice size, and they loved painting their creature. A few pieces weren't joined well but they got hot-glued together and the pieces stayed well. (I feel it was the result of the students' abilities more than the clay's characteristics that some pieces fell off while drying.) The kids were anxious for their projects to dry. Most of their projects don't take so long, but that is a good thing to learn. I was greatly impressed by this product.
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Let it Dry
By Fenris Ulf
I used this to make a cluster of grapes and some other smallish objects. It works splendidly with a few things to note:First, it can be slightly tricky to add to something you're already working. In the case of the grapes it was necessary to knead the ball thoroughly to ensure that additional clay stuck to the original ball.Second, let it dry for several days (packaging says up to 3. I found 5 works better). Once its dry its pretty solid - I installed screw end eye hooks in mine. You could tell if it was still soft in the middle since the screw would not hold. After 5 days even in cold it was pretty solid and lightweight.I painted this without gesso or other sealants on the surface. But, the dry surface is slightly chalky. Still, it did not create a problem working with acrylic paints. Watercolor or some other paints might absorb differently. Once dry it seems almost indestructible. Very paintable, no weird smell, easy to store and nice to work.
By Teacher Jean
from Rainier, WA
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
easy to use - very pliable - used in making small sculptures,not at all messy
from Bandon OR
My classes love this! Great for using with molds and freehand molding...used it to make dolls faces and fake food. Nice that it is paper and can be included as a 3D element onto a 2D paper project.
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