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.
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.
Set for children’s modeling Ball plasticine, 6 colors
Set for children’s modeling Ball plasticine, 4 colors
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 for children’s modeling “Fluffy”, 8 colors
Air plasticine for children’s modeling “Fluffy”
Air plasticine for children’s modeling “Fluffy”, 4 colors
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.