A lovely sensory activity where you can use storebought clay to make your own custom plant markers.
Who is this for?
This is a crafting activity for people who are deafblind or have complex disabilities and can be enjoyed by anyone.
Why does this make a difference?
This is a creative and sensory activity that helps people learn by engaging with nature and using their senses to connect with their surroundings, exploring touch and different textures while supporting independent choice.
How to do this activity
What you’ll need
- Air drying clay
- Letter stamps or skewer (not needed for braille version)
- Rolling pin (plastic is better if possible)
- Wipe-able surface
- Sandpaper (optional)
Cut the end of the slice into a point. Leave markers to dry fully before using.
If you like, fully dry, lightly sand the edges so that they are smoother. You could also sand the front very slightly of any that you wrote on with a skewer to neaten it up.
- To increase the contrast of the print letters, try colouring them in with a marker once dry.
- You could make hanging plaques instead if you want more space for bigger letters or braille. Simply poke a hole in the top corner of a rectangle and hang on string when dry.