Plasticine is the perfect modelling compound. It mixes to make additional colours and unlike other compounds on the market it never dries out and is great for modelling finer details. Create an array of Plasticine shapes using the 150g bumper slab of Plasticine.
Also available in a variety of other colours.
- Plasticine was invented in 1895 by William Harbutt as an alternative to clay. It was first used as a teaching tool when its soft malleable, non-hardening qualities were recognised by teachers as an excellent substitute.
- Plasticine however, has not just been used for modelling by children. Did you know that during World War II, saboteurs were taught to copy keys by making an impression in Plasticine?
- Everyone recognises Plasticine characters like Wallace and Gromit and Creature Comforts but did you know that Plasticine was used to make the original sculpts for the Captain Scarlet figures?
- So whether modelling or espionage, there are 1001 uses for Plasticine.
- With this in mind Plasticine projects aims to give teachers the tools with which to make modelling with children not just fun but educational too and now you can order coloured slabs of Plasticine for special projects or group play.
Plasticine is great for teaching kids about colours….create new colours by mixing two different colours together (each sold separately)
Yellow & blue = green, red & yellow = orange, red and blue = purple, green and red = brown, red and white = pink
Learn to make simple shapes that can be used together to make lots of fun Plasticine Creations:
Balls (use for heads, noses ,eyes, wheels, flowers, bugs), Sausages (use for legs, arms, hair, trees, stripes etc), Ovals (Use to make bodiesm feet, wings, leaves, petals etc), Cubes & Pyramids (Buildings, Vehicles) or flatten shapes (Use as decorations, button, ribbons etc).
As Plasticine never dries out and retains it’s shape it’s easy to create textures and effects using everyday things around us.
An old tooth brush, dragged lightly across the body of a model of an animal will give a distinctive furry coat effect. Dinner forks can be used to create waves and lines and imprints can be made of all sorts of household objects
For ages 3+
Not suitable for children under 3 years because of small parts choking hazard. Colours and contents may vary. Made in Thailand.