Critters Clay Kit
The Critters Clay Modelling Kit is an exquisite light modelling clay kit from quality French brand Djeco. This kit contains everything needed to create impressive simple-to-do clay creations. Includes approximately 30 easy to use pre-printed cardboard shapes resulting in brilliantly colourful clay creations. The clay included in this modelling kit is ultra light and easy to work with and will air dry within 24 hours or clay can be stored and re-used.
This clay kit comes in a quality Djeco box measuring 16 x 21.6 x 5cms and includes 2 tubs of clay ( piink and green), 30 pre-printed cardboard shapes and a full colour step by step instruction booklet, making this an easy and enjoyable, failure free activity that will 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 put off by unpleasant ones. For people with dementia failing senses can often add to the confusion that he or she may already be feeling, therefore sensory stimulation can play an important role in overall emotional wellbeing, especially in the later stages of the Dementia.
The Critter 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.