Where to find clay?
Clay is used for molding a wide variety of products. If you want to do this kind of creativity, then you need to find out where to look for raw materials. Let's talk about where to find the clay.
You can take clay directly in its placesPlace of Birth. It is in large numbers in wetlands, along the banks of gullies and rivers, near streams and springs, near wells where there is a low level of soil water. In this clay is usually located under other rocks. Therefore, before you get the clay, you need to remove their layer.
Quite often in the garden plots you canto meet clayey places. There you can get the raw materials you need. This option is preferable to the fact that you do not need to go long distances to find it. It is important to take into account that clay, which is present in the local areas, as a rule, has many impurities. Especially often it contains small stones and sand. Therefore, it must be cleaned before use. It will be necessary to pour clay with water, so that it turns into a liquid mass, then left for a few days. During this time the clay will have time to settle, all impurities will settle on the bottom. The raw material itself is poured into another container and dried in the sun to make it suitable for modeling.
Purchase of clay
Clay for modeling can be purchased. You can find it in a stationery store, usually there is sold a gray clay. It is very cheap - no more than 70 rubles per package. This kind of clay is excellent for modeling, it is smooth and soft. It will be easy to create with her even small children.
Also in stores you can buy a bluesoluble clay. It is sold in bags of 3 and 10 kg. This clay is presented in the form of a powder, which is previously sieved. In the future, the powder is diluted according to the instructions on the package. Such clay is very pliable, and with its help it will be possible to fashion products even with complex and small details.
We also recommend reading the article How to sculpt from clay.