Air Dry Clay is smoother, finer and less sticky than traditional clay; needs no oven or kiln. Softens easily with water and quickly cleans from hands and surfaces. Use with traditional techniques such as pinch, coil, slab, score-and-weld; make stamped impressions, beads; embedding found objects. Can be painted with tempera, acrylic or watercolours when dry.
No Baking. Dries hard. Crayola Air-Dry Clay is a fine, natural earth clay which air-dries to a hard solid. Use it to make clay sculptures, decorative items or plaques. No baking or firing needed. While clay is still wet - add water to soften or join pieces. Works with traditional techniques (coil, slab, pinch, score and weld). Use rubber stamps or textured materials to make impressions. Press beads, small stones or other decorative items directly into clay. Pieces greater than ¼” thick are more durable and less fragile than thinner pieces. When clay is dry – Large, thick pieces may be carved with clay tools (use adult supervision). Thoroughly dry pieces may be painted with tempera, acrylic or watercolour. Drying time for a project is generally 2-3 days, depending on size and thickness of the sculpture. See Crayola.com for tips on working with Air-Dry Clay.