I like to use light clay with kids because they are easy to shape, easy to dry without leaving any cracks. The work can be preserved for quite a long time.
Making something out of light clay means you have to understand the body of the object, square? round? cylinder? And you will use your little fingers to form them. This is an interesting challenge not only for kids, sometimes adults cannot make it as well.
Kids are encouraged to make anything they like, but not a single piece. They can make a lot! If the pieces can form a scene, it will be great!
This is my examples
pizza, burger and ice creams. A dessert stall.
Fox and cakeThe bunny family.