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My Clay Critters

My Clay Critters

Spring 2017 Toys
Ages: 4 & Up
Manufacturer: Klutz
Price: $14.99

We're happy to see Klutz return to book-and-craft kits for younger kids. The best of the bunch is My Clay Critters, which comes with five hues of air-drying clay, colorful cardboard accessories, a shaping tool, and super-simple directions for making ten ocean-themed friends. The formula is simple and easy for preschoolers: roll a ball of clay to the size shown in the book, use the tool to add features, and push the cardboard shapes into the clay. As kids masters these steps, the book shows them how to layer balls of clay to form popular fish, including … you guessed it … a blue tang and a clown fish.

Ellen Harter Wall   ©2017 Parents' Choice
Ellen spent fourteen years reviewing toys, books, and other products at FamilyFun magazine. She's especially fond of toys that make her laugh, games that teach spatial skills, stories of adventure, and has been known to join her three sons in playing a video game or two.

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