Last week, Rowan and I had a fun time making a big batch of clay for him to work with. We had quite a bit leftover, and have stored it in the refrigerator waiting for inspiration to hit for our next project. Rowan has been playing with bits of it while I am getting dinner ready. He sits at the counter, and has a go at it with cookie cutters or just rolls it around in his hands, and enjoys the mushy coolness of it all.
This weekend, while Rowan was playing, I started playing with his clay too. I had a lovely time making these little lumpy fishies, and they make great pieces for a fishing game. It is a fun way to practice colors or counting or just to have fun.
What you need
Mold quarter sized pieces of clay into small fish shapes. Slide a small paper clip into the center of each fish so that the tip of the paper clip is exposed. Set aside and let dry overnight.
String the small magnet clasp to one end of the string and tie to a stick. You can attach a small paper boat if you wish.