Key Things to Know to Get Started1. Clay needs to remain moist to stay pliable.
You should store your clay in a plastic bag with a wet paper towel to ensure that it does not dry out. Do not store in a very dry, warm area.
2. It may be easier to make creations on a piece of wax paper or even white paper. This will allow the child to move the clay from one play to another to dry. If you make it right on the table, it will get stuck.
3. You can cut slices of clay using a string. These slices are called slabs. Slabs are great first way for children to encounter clay. They can stick things into the clay. Carve pictures using tools.
Suggestions For Introducing Clay to Children
I definitely suggest setting out slabs of clay with materials to press into the clay.