Sculpting is an activity that can promote the development of children through the use of clay, clay, Japanese tone, dough, etc. The art of sculpting is to crumple, squash, knitting and molding in different shapes. The child is focused on what he can achieve for a long time by practicing meditation. What is more important is that the children have to use their hand muscles in sculpting to crumple, squeeze, knead and sculpt Japanese clay into different forms. Their muscles must be used to sculpt.
Figures of Japanese clay
Today we have the art of making clay in Japan. For early childhood Let the teachers organize activities for the children to join in the creation of work. It is equally fun, can be organized into large groups or individually. Since Japanese soil’s nature is soft and smooth, you can use it yourself and do not adhere to Japanese clay easily. More important, it will be strong and will not break easily when the Japanese soil is dry. Can also be done to make adorable decorations of kids’ crafts. Let us make Japanese clay tools whether it is a doll, in animal form or used to make decorations such as keychains, necklaces, hair clips, head dolls, pencils, etc.
Art making equipment, Japanese clay sculpture For early childhood
- Japanese clay
- Acrylic paint
- Chemical pen
- Accessories such as a keychain with a chain and screws.
Molding of Japanese clay
Combination of color
The teacher must divide the Japanese soil by the actual amount used to mix the Japanese clay color. Because it will make Japanese soils difficult and cannot be used again if it is not used up, and then for a long time it is left.
1. Divide Japanese soil to mix it with acrylic paint.
2. Select the acrylic color you would like to use. Mix with Japanese clay. Then mix. After the color has been added, the children have the Japanese clay kneaded until they are uniform.
You can press the acrylic paint into Japanese clay if you want mixed colors to be darker.
Japanese clay molding
We can use a mold instead in some kids’ groups or young kids who do not yet fluently have hand muscles. By rolling or molding it in a round form and using your hand to press on flat Japanese clay. The mold is then put on and pressed down on the prepared Japanese clay. In addition, children can decorate more according to their preferences. To obtain the required form.
So that the mold does not stick to the Japanese clay and can be easily removed. Suggest that baby oil is applied to the mold.
To press it on the Japanese pink clay, use a star mold.
How to make a simple puppet
Once the dolls have finished, put them in the open about 1 day, let the dolls dry until they look soft and hard. It is also available in collars, hair clips, dolls, pencil heads etc. In addition to being made into a keychain. Don’t let the child hold the doll during drying, because it may cause defects.
If the kids want to make a keychain, have the teacher help them plug the keychain onto the doll’s body before they dry. Because if you let the Japanese soil dry, you won’t be able to plug it in because it will be very hard.
Japanese clay dolls. A doll for the head of a pencil and a keychain
After the children completed the art of making clay. Teachers can bring children’s works to be exhibited in the classroom, allowing children to present their work to friends and teachers about the process of making their own work.
If the child is not good at molding, they can use a mold instead
The car from my Japanese soil is finished.
Allowing children to present their work promotes and develops language skills Assertiveness And the pride of oneself in the creation of the work, after the children have finished doing the activities, having the children clean and put all the equipment in place, can also promote good habits of children.