Buy New
$10.25
Qty:1
  • List Price: $11.99
  • Save: $1.74 (15%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Modeling Clay Animals: Ea... has been added to your Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 4 images

Modeling Clay Animals: Easy-to-Follow Projects in Simple Steps Paperback – October 1, 2010


Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$10.25
$6.25 $4.98
100%20Children%27s%20Books%20to%20Read%20in%20a%20Lifetime


Frequently Bought Together

Modeling Clay Animals: Easy-to-Follow Projects in Simple Steps + Sculpey III Polymer Clay Color Sampler, Multicolor + Sculpt Pro 11 Piece Pottery and Sculpting Art Tool Set
Price for all three: $36.43

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Looking for the Audiobook Edition?
Tell us that you'd like this title to be produced as an audiobook, and we'll alert our colleagues at Audible.com. If you are the author or rights holder, let Audible help you produce the audiobook: Learn more at ACX.com.

Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series; 9.1.2010 edition (October 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764145797
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764145797
  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 8.8 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,793 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Gr 2-5–In this well-put-together resource, Cuxart shows readers how to make more than 50 different figures using clay and other materials. The book begins with basic tips and instructions and then devotes a page or two to each of the projects. The animals are arranged roughly by habitat, with sea creatures followed by jungle animals, farm animals, and insects. For each one there are illustrated step-by-step instructions and a photo of the final product. The instructions are primarily visual and are accompanied by a sentence or two of text. They are very clear, and even fairly young children should be able to follow the directions without much adult intervention. Some of the final products are more stylized than others, but all are appealing. The projects are designed to be made with nondrying clay, although they could be adapted for use with other mediums. Printed on heavy paper, the book has bright color illustrations and uncluttered white backgrounds. These projects are simpler and less stylized than those in Maureen Carlson's Clay Characters for Kids (North Light, 2003). A good choice for craft-book collections.–Donna Cardon, Provo City Library, UT. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

From Booklist

With a kid-friendly, systematic approach to basic art instruction, Cuxart offers a vibrant book that will appeal to young artists and animal lovers alike. Repetition of a few simple key shapes and a graduated approach to the level of difficulty make the modeling-clay projects approachable enough for the beginner but challenging for older children as well. These basic shapes can be molded into a host of animal forms, from cute and cuddly rabbits to a slimy, slithering snail. Chapters sort the projects into animal types, including “Animals of the Sea” and “Animals of the Farm.” The explanation of materials used is straightforward, and the tools and extra implements are readily found around the house or school. In addition, Cuxart includes interesting trivia about many of the animals featured in the book. Perfect for a rainy afternoon at home or an elementary-school art class, this will catch the eyes of girls and boys of all artistic abilities. Grades 1-4. --Erin Anderson

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
5 star
32
4 star
5
3 star
1
2 star
0
1 star
1
See all 39 customer reviews
This book was really nice and detailed.
New user
This is a great book for anyone who can follow step by step instructions with pictures.
Gary E. Hays
Great book for creating fun and kid friendly things.
three celtic horse

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Larkawolf on January 5, 2012
Format: Paperback
I bought this book just to give me more ideas on different ways to make animals. The book is very easy to go with and learn. The only down side is most of the "other items" they use besides clay shouldnt be used in an oven. I use mostly oven clay, and I had to find my own way to modify some of the animals so I could bake them. Other than that little bit I liked the book.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Cris Keirsey on January 6, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I bought this for my daughter for Christmas. So far she has only made the pig but the instructions are super easy to follow and there are a ton of cute projects. Highly recommend!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Gary E. Hays on December 28, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a great book for anyone who can follow step by step instructions with pictures. I think kids of all ages would like it but most of all those who truly like the art of sculpting. My Daughter has already started making us animals from the book. Work looks like a pro. ;-)
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Christopher T. Dahle on March 16, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My nine-year-old daughter loves Sculpey clay, but until I gave her this book, she was mostly an expert at making snakes and worms. With this this book, she has started to make more complex creations, giraffes, rabbits, teddy bears, ducks and so on. Her creations have more detail and are becoming neater and more professional looking and she is learning skillful use of the clay tools that Santa brought for her. The book is filled with techniques that allow even her artistically challenged Daddy to make nice looking creations.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Aunt Pam on January 16, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Purchased for my niece and nephews ... they loved it! Detailed information, and a great activity for an inclement weather day in New York.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Margaret williams on May 20, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Incredibly fabulous book . It was so inspiring that I ran out to the dollar store to get clay. Sadly they were out..
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Soledad Herrero on May 19, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Many great ideas in this book. I have made many of them and so have the kids in our workshops. They love them! Gracias
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca L. Erskine on May 2, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I bought this for someone who just turned 6 and I have a feeling he won't be able to fully utilize it for another year or two. I'd definitely give this a 7+ age category... though, hey, all it means for someone younger is that they probably won't successfully make it look very much like the picture. That's not such a problem.

The book gives you plenty of illustrations, usually 5 or 6, for each project, so it's quite easy to follow along.

Don't underestimate how much fun this sort of thing is for adults. My husband and I hung out one afternoon and made some clay animals from a similar book-- just talking, eating on the side, making the animals, hanging out-- it was a nice time and we have something to show for it, too.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews