Sunday, February 3, 2008
Got Clay Can Play By Garie Sim
This is a unique polymer clay project book for children, fun and easy to follow with step-by-step pictorial instructions and illustrations. The book contents composed of 90% pictures and illustrations, makes it easier for children to follow the clay projects.The original creative clay projects will help children to improve their motor skills, visual observation, hand-eye co-ordination, enhancing their creative learning skills. This book is suitable for children aged 5 and above and will help them creating school projects.
" Got Clay Can Play " features 12 local children of different ages, races, personalities and talents, but all with a love for fun with polymer clay. These are original favourite projects that were created using polymer clay combined with some recycled everyday objects around us. The 12 original clay projects can be varied with many other design. For example, you can change the " Bunny Pencil Holder " into a " Doggy Pencil Holder "
by refering to the " Rainbow Doggy Globe " project to create a dog and change the design of the pencil holder. You can also change the " Rainbow Doggy Globe " into a " Dolphin Globe" by referring to the instructions on how to create a dolphin in the " Magnetic Aquarium " Project.
Children can also learn from the book to make many other clay critters, simply by following the basic shapes. The clay critters can be made into fridge magnets or key rings and other examples.
Using the polymer clay medium will helps both the young and old to improve their conditions such as ADHD, Autism and Dyslexia . The therapeutic effect of playing with clay helps to keep elderly stimulated, creating happiness, hope and building confidence.
Alternatively, instead of oven-baked polymer clay children can use other types of clay to create the projects in the book.
Below are completed options of globe design and a prehistoric pencil holder diorama, created from combining the various clay design in the book.