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Clay Play: Family Art Activities

POSTED: 20 July 2021

Download free activity worksheets and make-along with our instructional videos – suitable for all ages and abilities

Created by artist Katriona Beales, our Family Art Activity Worksheets are jam-packed with ideas for creative play with clay. Don’t have clay? Don’t worry, we will show you how to make your own! You can do these activities at home with common household items and inexpensive art materials.

They were made for Autograph’s Family SEND Art Kits, sent out to families with children with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities). We’ve now made them available as free downloads for everyone to enjoy.

Download links for the 3 worksheets and watch our instructional videos below, showing you how to make a pinch pot, join pieces of clay, and create a stop motion animation.

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Activity one

Make a pinch pot

Download this worksheet to learn how to make your own air-drying clay and watch this video demonstrating how to make a clay pot.


Activity two

Make a clay tablet

Download this worksheet explaining how to make a clay tablet and watch this video demonstrating how to join two bits of clay.


Activity three

Create a stop motion animation

Using your new clay skills, create some characters to make your own stop-motion animation with!


want more?

You can download more (free!) family art activity worksheets here.

Read the story about how we built an inclusive workshop programme for families with children with SEND, and continued that work after Covid-19.

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