- Modeling clay - Go for a somewhat soft, easy-to-spread clay. While you shouldn't tear open the package while you're in the middle of the craft store to inspect the clay, give the box or bag a gentle smoosh-like feel. If you think that there are rocks in the package, but the clay down. It's probably old and way to hard to use for this activity. If it's somewhat pliable, you're in good shape.
- Paper -- I don't suggest using construction (or any other thin) paper. Modeling clay tends to get greasy. It will likely soak through the paper, making a mess. Instead, go with a card stock, poster board or cardboard type of paper. If you don't want to buy something new, use the back of an old cereal or cracker box.
- Glitter -- Choose one color, two colors or a rainbow of super-shiny sparkles!
- A paper plate
- Pull the clay apart into dime or quarter-sized gobs.
- Put the gobs on a paper plate (or you can reuse a piece of cardboard).
- Sprinkle glitter directly onto the plate and the clay. Let your child roll, mash and sprinkle the sparkles onto the clay. The glitter will begin to adhere to the greasiness of the clay. If the glitter seems to be disappearing into the clay, add more.
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