Often copied, but never bettered, world famous Play-Doh is the original kids modelling dough. Different versions of it are made by many toy manufacturers, and whilst the exact ingredients of all childrenís modelling doughs are secret, most mums and dads will know of a recipe that they can create a type of dough in their kitchens! Alternative formulations of manufactured doughs create different results, with Moon Dough claiming that it never dries out.
Childrenís modelling dough kits arenít just confined to the preschool ages, with lots of other suppliers making different compounds that can be used to create statues, animal figurines or anything else in a childís imagination. Most of these modelling doughs are known as air drying clay, therefore avoiding the need of hot ovens. Giotto and Fimo are two of the best known makes although there are many others available too.
Another of the all time greats in the world of modelling dough is Plasticine, invented by William Harbutt in England in the early 1900s. Kids have been captivated by its amazing properties which are as relevant in the 21st century as the previous one. Available in coloured strips or packed in sets with accessories and including shapes for some new modelling ideas. Whatever modelling dough kids or parents choose, itís a terrific way for kids to express their artistic talents, use their hands, and create something of which they can be very proud.
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