Friday, January 10, 2020

Clay Play! Animal Favorites

Clay Play! Animal Favorites is a tutorial project guide for polymer clay animals by Terry Taylor. Due out 15th Jan 2020 from Dover, it's 80 pages and will be available in paperback format.

This is a well illustrated and fun book with lots of appealing and whimsical animal projects. The layout is logical and accessible and proceeds from an introduction which covers tools, materials, safety, and basic techniques, followed by the project tutorials. The projects themselves are grouped thematically: animals, birds, sea creatures. The book also includes cute customization tutorials for a hat, crown, bow, and other cute details which can be used on any of the project tutorials.

These are appealing and quite appropriate for all ages. Very young readers will (probably) benefit from having an older helper, especially for the baking and safety steps. This would make a great book selection for an art class or makers group. It would also make a good present for a youngster possibly bundled with some clay and modeling tools.

Four stars. Lots of fun here.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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