What to do with a child on a long win­ter evening on the eve of the New Year? For exam­ple, sculpt fig­ures of a snow­man, San­ta Claus or Snow Maid­en. Such joint leisure brings togeth­er, and also devel­ops cre­ativ­i­ty, think­ing, imag­i­na­tion and fine motor skills in kids. Today, togeth­er with the Belaru­sian brand of chil­dren’s edu­ca­tion­al toys Genio Kids, we will fig­ure out which mod­el­ing mate­r­i­al is right for your child.


Dough-plas­ticine has long won recog­ni­tion among par­ents and chil­dren fell in love. After all, its mer­its are obvi­ous: it con­sists of starch and flour, is pleas­ant to the touch, molds well and leaves no marks on the hands.

If your kid loves themed games, then you can offer him a set ded­i­cat­ed to a spe­cif­ic top­ic. For exam­ple, those with which he can feel like a den­tist or a cook. In addi­tion to dough pieces, these kits have addi­tion­al plas­tic ele­ments that make mod­el­ing with dough more var­ied and inter­est­ing.

Ball plasticine

This type of plas­ticine is best suit­ed for chil­dren under three years old. Sim­ple images are obtained from it, and mod­el­ing requires less skill and effort. As the name implies, this mate­r­i­al is made up of small poly­styrene balls, thanks to which it has high tac­tile prop­er­ties. Ball plas­ticine is absolute­ly safe and dries in the air in 24 hours.

Ball plasticine

Set for chil­dren’s mod­el­ing Ball plas­ticine, 6 col­ors

Ball plasticine

Set for chil­dren’s mod­el­ing Ball plas­ticine, 4 col­ors

Light plasticine

Light plas­ticine appeared rel­a­tive­ly recent­ly, but has already man­aged to become pop­u­lar with chil­dren. A dis­tinc­tive fea­ture of this mate­r­i­al is its spe­cial light­ness. And most impor­tant­ly, you can sculpt any­thing from light plas­ticine: cars, flow­ers, bracelets, key rings. It hard­ens dur­ing the day in the air, and after dry­ing it remains just as light and vel­vety to the touch.

Air plasticine Fluffy

This plas­ticine has a lot of pos­i­tive prop­er­ties: it molds well dur­ing the game and keeps its shape per­fect­ly after, it nev­er dries out, which allows you to play with it all the time and cre­ate many crafts from one piece, it stretch­es with slow stretch­ing, it has high jump­ing abil­i­ty, it breaks with a sharp move­ment , keeps on water, does not leave traces on hands and clothes. In gen­er­al, with this mate­r­i­al there are a great many ideas for mod­el­ing. It remains only to imple­ment them!

Air plasticine

Air plas­ticine for chil­dren’s mod­el­ing “Fluffy”, 8 col­ors

Air plasticine

Air plas­ticine for chil­dren’s mod­el­ing “Fluffy”

Air plasticine

Air plas­ticine for chil­dren’s mod­el­ing “Fluffy”, 4 col­ors

smart sand

In such weath­er, you can’t espe­cial­ly play in the sand­box out­side, but at home you can calm­ly arrange sand games. For exam­ple, with kinet­ic or smart. It con­sists of 98% of the purest quartz sand and 2% of an absolute­ly harm­less poly­mer. That is why it does not leave marks on the hands, does not stick to clothes and oth­er sur­faces, and is also pleas­ant to the touch and keeps its shape remark­ably.

Slime and chewing gum

Slimes and slimes per­fect­ly devel­op fine motor skills, effec­tive­ly stretch and stick to almost any sur­face. True, noth­ing will come of blind­ing this mate­r­i­al. But chew­ing gum for hands is suit­able for mod­el­ing. It dif­fers from slime in that it can have a dif­fer­ent con­sis­ten­cy and prop­er­ties depend­ing on the sit­u­a­tion. Gum for hands can be stretched, torn, mold­ed, made into a ball and hit on the floor.

When choos­ing plas­ticine, con­sid­er what exact­ly you want to mold — fig­ures con­sist­ing of small parts or large sim­ple ele­ments. It depends on which of the pro­posed options you should pay atten­tion to.