Clay Sculpting Fun - The Old Schoolhouse


Clay Sculpting Fun


Home décor is abundant in stores, but wouldn’t it be fun to decorate your home with your kid’s artwork? Or maybe your fine creation?

This clay molding project is good for all the kids in your family, including yourself. It is fun, easy, and gets the creative part of the mind working hard. The directions here are for a generic creature type creation, but let the moment lead your kids to create whatever they think up. As your kids are squishing and sculpting the clay into something cool, learn more about where clay comes from, where are the deposits in Canada and the many ways that clay is used in different industries from The Canadian Encyclopedia article.


Creature Clay Sculpting for Families

You will need: 

  • Air dry clay
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brushes



  1. Form the clay into a ball for each child.
  2. Push your thumb into the middle of the ball and work the ball into a pinch pot by pinching your thumb and fingers around the clay to make the opening larger.
  3. Once your opening is to your liking, grab more clay and create the details (eyes, tongue, horns, etc.). Roughen up the area where you are adding the details and the pieces themselves. Add a bit of water to both and attach. Note: Be sure your details are not too thin as they will have more of a chance of breaking off.
  4. Add texture to your creature.
  5. Let your clay dry.
  6. Once dry, paint your creation.


This article has been written by homeschooling staff writers of The Canadian Schoolhouse (TCS). Enjoy more of our content from TCS contributors and staff writers by visiting our Front Door page that has content on our monthly theme and links to all our content sections.

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"Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it" (Proverbs 22:6).