Figures from clay, molded children, can be very funny.
Classes with this plastic material are useful, because they develop fine motor skills and imagination.
Watching how hard the young sculptors mold their crafts, few parents thinks, what does make plasticine.
Clay: a versatile material for sculpting
With plasticine sign almost everyone. modeling Sport is very popular with both children and their parents. Working with clay, every child develops the sense of touch and imagination, learn to correctly determine the proportions and to make artistic compositions. Plasticine can create a three-dimensional figures, and the application of the flat sheet of paper or cardboard.
Working with clay is easy and convenient. And all because this material is very ductile and soft. He freely divided into parts, which could just as easily then connect with each other. When exposed to heat clay softens and becomes tough and hard in the cold.
The main property of clay is that it is able to retain its shape.
Modern industry produces severaltypes of clay. If in the old days, there was only one color material for molding, which had an unsightly shade of gray, the current sets for creativity striking abundance of color tones. Produce clay for children, sculptural and even "intelligent" silicone-based modeling clay.
What makes plasticine
When the clay only began to enter into the life of hisclay produced from the powder which had previously been purified and pulverized mechanically. Then, the clay was added fat, animal fat, wax. These components do not allow the clay to dry weight.
plasticine manufacturing technology has undergone some changes today, although in principle it has remained the same: the basis of the product is a plastic mass.
The current high-quality clay is differentmore sophisticated and complex composition. In its production are increasingly using high molecular weight polyethylene and rubber. Such structure allows to increase the working qualities of the material and allows to offer the consumer greater color options. In the manufacture of professional clay used for modeling and sculptural works, of the material include special additives.
Children plasticine tested onsafety, so it is often made using plant-based. It is very interesting to work with "smart" clay, which feels in some way reminiscent of bubble gum. It consists of silicone, making the plastic mass can tear, break, and flow. There is a "smart" clay, which is able to change its color, and even magnetized.