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Modelling Clay

Modelling Clay

£1.45 £2.95

This pack of traditional modelling clay (in 8 colours) is non-toxic and a fun way for children (and adults – who doesn’t like to have a go at making Morph – it’s much more difficult than it looks…) to learn some new craft skills and be creative. Who knows, you may spark life into a future sculptor.

Dimensions: 1 x 18 x 16cm
Warning! choking hazard.
Not suitable for children under the age of 3 years.
Please retain packaging for future reference.
This product should only be used by children under adult supervision.


Although it is a registered brand name, Plasticine (like Sellotape and Hoover), has become synonymous with its product – in this case modelling clay. Modelling materials of this type are malleable and non-drying putty-like substances made from a mix of calcium salts, petroleum jelly and aliphatic acids. Popular with children and artists, it is used for creative play, structures, artwork (such as stop-motion animation) and commercially (as moulds for plastics). The branded Plasticine was originally formulated by English art teacher William Harbutt who wanted a re-mouldable clay for his students – it went into production commercially in 1900. Originally grey, four colours were produced for consumers and more colours followed. The formula was amended in 1915 – lambs wool or cotton wool was added; this gave a stronger more fibrous mixture which was better suited to use as ear plugs and as a sterile dressing.

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