Model Magic, made by Crayola, is a sturdy product that can be used in almost any project that requires clay. Since it air dries, it is safe to use with very small children and comes in a variety of colors. Unfortunately, Model Magic is not waterproof and water will completely destroy your project. If your project requires the use of water, it is advisable to make certain the Model Magic will not come in contact with it, even after it dries.
Very young children usually enjoy Model Magic's spongy texture. Suggested projects for young children usually revolve around the seasons, holidays and favorite items. If possible, finding a large amount of Model Magic and helping a child form the letters of the alphabet with the clay will help them learn. This counts for animals, shapes and numbers as well. Small magnets may be placed on the back of these forms, allowing children to move them around on a metal surface to create words and pictures.
Dioramas are a primary use of Model Magic for school-aged children. Teachers often assign children projects involving dioramas for specific times in history, or geographical locations. Children will easily be able to craft their scenery from Model Magic. Science fairs are another project that Model Magic is used in; such as covering the outside of volcanos or crafting dinosaurs. Model Magic may also be used to allow children to create their own toys and figures with the clay. There projects vary from simple dolls and animals to things as complex as masks or jewelry.
Many adults feel that they have outgrown playing with clay. Model Magic can easily find a place in the adult world--in work as well as play. Full-scale models for business meetings may be crafted largely of model magic clay. With a large amount of skill, beautiful vases for silk flowers and other home decorations may be crafted from Model Magic at a fraction of the cost an equal item may cost from a store. Model Magic is also useful for replacement buttons after drying. Simply paint or color the newly made button with a marker, Model Magic absorbs both materials and holds the color for several years. Model Magic may also be used for temporary repairs on items that will not get wet, or as additions to a costume.
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