The Rigid Wrap and CelluClay Quik Sculpt Starter Kit ($11.90) contains 2-4" rolls of Rigid Wrap and 8 oz of CelluClay for making a variety of different types of projects. The CelluClay is not clay at all. It is a powdery material used for paper mache. To use the CelluClay, you measure an amount into a ziplock bag and add water to it. When you close the bag and knead it, it combines the water and CelluClay to make your paper mache product. After applying it needs at least 24 hours to dry. To use the Rigid Wrap, you cut several one inch pieces off of the roll, dip them in water and place them over the product you are using. Rigid Wrap takes 15-20 minutes to dry. Once the products are dry you can paint and decorate them however you wish.
The ACTÍVA Products' Favorite Sculpture KIDS CRAFTS eBook (29 pages) is available for free. In it you will find color photos and instructions for 12 different projects you can make including:
Terrific Totem Pole
Piece of Cake
Mardi Gras Mask
Peppermint Candy Bowl
We decided to make two different projects from the eBook. The first project, the butterfly, used the Rigid Wrap. The back of the eBook contains a few templates so we printed out the butterfly, traced it onto some cardboard and cut it out. Next we cut the Rigid Wrap into pieces. It left a powdery substance on the table, but it was easy to clean up.
We had to let the first layer dry a little before adding the second layer.
After the second layer was dry they were able to paint their butterflies.(Emmie ran off with hers before I could get a picture.) They were impressed with the results.
We had fun with our Rigid Wrap and CelluClay and would use it again in the future. I think you can make some really interesting projects with these two products. I loved the projects that were in the eBook, they were very creative and appealed to both boys and girls. I love that they included colored photos. I think some of the instructions should be a little more specific. It would be helpful to include the amount of water you need on each of the CelluClay projects and also about how long to allow the Rigid Wrap to dry before adding more layers.
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