This sensory craft uses natural textures and air-drying clay to create beautiful hanging ornaments that will last for years, and can also be used to make small bowls.
This guide is part of our Sense Arts, Sport & Wellbeing programme. This activity can be done at a time that suits you, either in your own space or in an educational setting.
Who is this for?
This is a crafting activity for people who are deafblind or have complex disabilities.
Why does this make a difference?
This sensory craft uses herbs to create natural textures” (because the smell is an important part of the session).
How to do this activity
What you’ll need
- Air-drying clay
- A cookie-cutter
- Rolling pin
- A knife (blunt is fine)
- A skewer or toothpick
- A collection of herbs
- A surface for crafting that can be easily wiped clean
- To make small bowls instead of hanging ornaments, gently press the clay circles over the bottom of a bowl or cupcake tray, and leave them to dry in this position – being careful not to disturb the natural imprint you made