15 minute Craft planner
Beware of allergies – make sure it is safe for the children in your group to handle the items used in this activity.
You will need:
Shop-bought or homemade clay (see Printables for clay recipe)
Various tools – such as plastic cutlery and rolling pins
Googly eyes (optional)
A small bowl of water
A damp cloth for wiping tables
Aprons and a floor covering
How to prepare:
Make a sample clay face so the children know what they are making.
How to make:
1. Give each child a portion of clay.
2. Encourage the children to knead the clay until it’s soft and ready to work with.
3. Suggest that the children can…
a. Either make a face by rolling half their clay into a flat smooth shape, then creating eyes, mouth pieces etc from the remaining clay. To attach the eyes and mouth the children should wet the separate shapes and press them onto the flat clay before smoothing the joins with their fingers.
b. Or shape their clay into a ‘head’ then mould the facial features from the clay by pinching and squeezing it into shape. Finally the children could make two eye sockets and press two googly eyes into position.
Alongside this craft, teach the Bible story...