Toys for Fidgeters: Clay Activity

This is not so much of a craft as it is a Ramadhan survival tip.

Supplies
Oil-based sculpting clay (also known as modeling clay)

Instructions
Sculpting clay is oil based. It won’t dry out. And it is incredibly pliable.

Give your child a small piece of sculpting clay and suggest play.

Purpose
Some children are anxious or restless. This can be natural especially due to stress and being in a house full of hungry adults and older siblings can be stressful.

Allowing this type of play helps the child release excess energy in a way that is enjoyable and socially acceptable.

The child is also learning how to identify and deal with anxiousness.

Variations

  1. Fill a balloon with corn starch. Squeezing it is calming.
  2. Interlocking rings and small toys meant to be stretched.

Resources
Van Aken Plastalina Modeling Clay sold at Dick Blick Art Supplies (HERE)

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