Animal Clay Modelling Kit
This Animal Clay Modelling Kit is an exquisite light modelling clay kit from quality French brand Djeco. The kit contains everything needed to create 4 simple-to-do clay creations. Appealing, easy to use pre-printed boards are marked with colour and shape clues to follow, resulting in brilliantly colourful clay animal creations. The clay included in this modelling kit is ultra light and easy to work with and will stick to the board and air dry within 24 hours. Djeco Ball and Stick has 4 templates to complete – hamster, owl, bear and cat.
Included in this kit are 4 templates to complete – hamster, owl, bear and cat, 4 x 30ml pots of coloured non-toxic clay (Orange, Red, Blue and White) and a full colour step-by-step instruction booklet.
- Create colourful air dry animal models
- Follow the numbered background images and picture instruction booklet
- Very light air dry clay which is easy to use
- Comes with 4 pots of colourful clay and 4 templates to complete
- Clay can be dried in 24 hours or stored and re-used
- Lovely gift box – dimensions 23 x 23.5 x 4.5 cms
The full colour instruction booklet provides step-by-step instructions for completion, making this an easy and enjoyable, failure free activity to build self esteem and create a sense of achievement.
Exquisite illustrations and gift packaging make this a popular gift selection that will not disappoint.
Who Will Benefit from this Activity?
Clay modelling can be offered as a form of art therapy, whilst also providing sensory stimulation.
Art therapy provides an invaluable contribution to the care of people with dementia, whose language skills have been impaired, by allowing them to express their feelings and increase self-esteem through the language of art. Art therapy may be undertaken through drawings and colourings, through creating collages of magazine images, or through objects of coloured or textured figures and shapes. Engaging in art allows friends and family to connect with their loved one who has dementia, in a non-threatening and failure free way, when the ability to communicate in the traditional manner has been lost.
Our senses connect us with the world around us. A person living with dementia can still obtain enjoyment from pleasant sensations just as they can be disgusted by unpleasant ones. For people with dementia, failing senses can often add to the confusion that he or she may already be feeling, and for this reason, sensory stimulation can play an important role in overall emotional wellbeing, especially in the later stages of the dementia.
The Animal Clay Modelling Kit is suitable for everyone, and will be enjoyed by people in all stages of dementia. The outcome of the activity may vary depending on the person’s ability, however for people with dementia, it is important to remember that when participating in the activity, the focus should not be about the activity itself, but the quality and enjoyment of the interaction. It is the enjoyment of the activity that will contribute to their overall sense of happiness and well-being.
If you need help choosing an appropriate activity for someone affected by dementia, click here to view our guidelines.