Do you want to avoid your favourite modelled character shrinking or hardening? Plasticine could be the solution to your problem. Recently, we have tried out modelling items using Plasticine. I made a Homer Simpson character while Mr K made a stripy tiger and Ms C made lots of different items using the Plasticine cutter.
This is our first time using it and I find that most of the darker colours of Plasticine stained our hands and furniture. So it is best to wipe it off before working with lighter coloured Plasticine next. When we first used the Plasticine, it was quite hard and slightly greasy. However, working the Plasticine for a while turns it softer and easier to mould. I had to help Ms C to soften hers before she could mould it. Some of the set does come with cutters or modelling tools. If it is not provided, you could simply use any other tools around the home to decorate your items. For example, you could use any old cookie cutters (which are no longer used for food).
We also find that the different colours of Plasticine stick well to each another. So it is very easy to model them into different characters. By adding a small eye ball into the white is quite simple! Both of my children loved playing with it. Mr C is more adventurous by mixing different colours together while Ms C prefers her creations to be one tone colour.
This Plasticine is suitable for aged 3 and above. You can get them from Flair, good retailers and Amazon. Overall, I find the Plasticine is great value for money and it is fun for children to play with. It allows them to be creative and imaginative.
Here are some of the Plasticine sets to try out from Amazon:
Disclosure: We have received the samples to do an honest review. Contain Amazon affiliate links.