Pinch pots are the easiest pots you can make with air drying clay. No potters wheel required! It’s a great activity for young kids and perfect for supporting fine motor skill development. They’re great as homemade presents for Father’s Day or for grandparents.
Things You Will Need:
- Air drying clay
- Paint (acrylic paint works well)
- A little white glue if you want to give them a varnished look
How to Make Pinch Pots:
- Roll some air drying clay into a ball. The larger the ball the bigger the pot (and the drying time).
- Hold the ball in both hands, with your fingers at the bottom and your thumbs at the top.
- Push your thumbs into the ball of clay and squeeze out to the sides. This starts to form the centre of your pot.
- Keep squeezing and pinching all around the sides until the pot has formed.
- Leave to fully dry. This be anything from overnight for a small pot or several days for something larger.
- Once fully dry you can paint the pots and if you want a more varnished look, wait for the paint to dry and then brush on some white school glue.