Klutz Jr. My Clay Critters
This craft kit appealed to so many testers for so many reasons. The critters your child creates are adorable, the clay is easy to manipulate and the colors of the clay are an attractive assortment including light blue, dark blue, white, yellow, orange and black. The clay is quite malleable and easy for small hands to mold and form. The set comes with all the extra pieces needed to create 10 sea critters. It also comes with a special shaping tool which emphasizes imagination and design. With this kit kids can follow simple step-by-step instructions to create their own underwater world. They don’t have to be able to read to make all the critters. There are simple illustrations with a picture of each piece needed to create the specific critter in a specific order. Parents felt that they could leave the child with all the parts and they would be able to put each one together on their own. All of this promotes confidence, fine motor skills, imagination and creativity. Testers found it to to be quite empowering and liked that the options are endless.