While out doing some fruitless shopping for a Martha project, I happened to come across this brilliant product:

Eraser clay!  An oven-bake clay, once you’ve baked it, it turns into an eraser.  I thought it was such a fantastic idea that I bought a set and the kids and I set to work making our own erasers.  (Well, the kids set to work making erasers, and I set to work taking photos of it.)

It’s super easy to work with; the clay is very moldable and simple for the kids to sculpt.  My only complaint would be the colors; I’d love to see some more primary colors.  We didn’t try mixing colors together, but the clay is soft enough that I think you could do that pretty easily.

The 8 year old decided he wanted to make a penguin.  He loves Club Penguin.

The 5 year old made a ninja, since he wants to be a ninja when he grows up.  You can see how the colors that come in this eraser clay pack aren’t really that conducive to penguins or ninjas.

You bake them for anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes, depending on how thick your erasers are.  The package gives pretty thorough instructions.

And when they are done, they actually erase!  It’s pretty amazing.

Once the 8 year old made a penguin, the 5 year old had to, also.

 

 

Frog and Penguin

Pretty neat.  And a good craft for boys, too.

You can get this clay at craft supply stores and on Amazon.  This is my first foray into Amazon Affiliates, peeps, so here’s a link for you if you are interested in checking it out.  Full disclosure, though; it is an affiliate link so I get twopence or something if you buy it.

You got any good kid crafts lately?

 

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  • October 4, 2011, 1:38 pm Kathy

    What a cool kids’ craft! (Is it wrong that my first thought was shaping these into dirty words-shaped erasers? Yeah, probably wrong.)

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