If you are working with high school students, they will probably want to use something more clay like than model magic -- something heavier..that can beMessage 1 of 1 , Jan 29, 2010View SourceIf you are working with high school students, they will probably want to use something more "clay like" than model magic -- something heavier..that can be smoothed with water. I have made sculptures with high school students using Amaco's air dry clay. My suggestion is, to make limbs, appendages, etc. seperate (so they match) and glue them on. This clay also paints well with acrylic paint. The nice thing about air dry is that it does not have to be hollowed out -- it can tend to get brittle, so I would not let it be too thin...http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_10104_1990000000373735P?vName=For%20the%20Home&cName=Crafts&sName=Craft%20Supplies&psid=FROOGLE&sid=KDx20070926x00003aI just happened to find this link online -- not that I have bought it from Kmart before -- usually we go through Dick Blick or Sax Art Supplies.good luck!MaryJoOn Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 6:38 AM, Katherine Abrams <kathabrams@...> wrote:
My district hasn't done a lot of air-dry clay, but Crayola Model Magic is the brand that my colleagues have recommended.
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Thin, delicate, small parts may dry up and fall off. I observed a lesson with air-dry suns in which students who made delicate rays that stuck out from the disk had a lot of problems.