Mix-Up Clay from Alphabet Pie is a unique mess free clay and colouring tints that are a winner with kids and adults alike. It’s hard to imagine a substance that doesn’t make a mess especially when colour is involved so I had the art mat on the table in case but actually the Mix-Up Clay proved to be as clean and friendly as it suggested and a great pliable play substance for all ages. My 7 and 10 yr olds were both keen to have a go so I divided the pack of clay between them and let them create!
They found the white Mix-Up Clay substance to be very lightweight, soft and easy to manipulate making it suitable for really young ones. They loved pulling it apart, rolling it into balls and seeing how far they could stretch it. The tints are incredible, you just take a small piece on the end of your finger and mix it into the white clay and knead it around until the colour spreads throughout. By adding further tint you can strengthen the colours to form really bright bold colourways. You are given the three primary colours along with black and this enables you to create any colour you want, so for example my children mixed a bit of yellow and blue tint on a piece of clay to create green.
It wasn’t long before shapes started forming and my 7yr old began with some eyes for his creation. He decided to make some fruit shapes, an apple and banana whilst the 10yr old make a monster!
I have to say I’m really impressed with their finished clay pieces which then require around 6 hours drying time. The whole process couldn’t be more simple and mess free – mould your clay, colour it as you wish, then let you design air dry! Throughout the entire process your fingers stay clean, non sticky and don’t pick up any of the colour of the tints. The clay doesn’t crumble into little pieces as you pull it apart so you really do end up with a mess free table as well as clean hands – a fantastic unique product that I’ve not come across before.
The finished designs are really lightweight, almost with a foam like weight to them so it’s easy for children to carry them around without them being too delicate. My impressions of Mix-Up Clay are very favourable and it definitely kept my two children occupied for a while and they both loved it’s ease of use in both manipulating the clay and also the simple ability to colour it. I love it due to it’s mess free nature and it’s definitely something I’d purchase again for them, perfect for indoor crafting any time, any day!
All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.